Ashgabat National Museum of History, Ashgabat

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Explore diverse cultural heritage at Ashgabat National Museum of History, a white marble complex in the capital's central area. With over 500,000 artifacts divided into three sections, the pieces showcase the complex history of the country from the Bronze Age through Parthian, Persian, Mongol, and Seljuk periods to modern times. Excavations from Margiana, Gonur Depe and Nissa feature some exhibits such as ivory rhytons, weapons, jewelry, instruments, and a gigantic rug. See a collection of president's hunting trophies on the ground floor, which houses a permanent exhibition of post-independence Turkmenistan. With our online itinerary creator, Ashgabat attractions like Ashgabat National Museum of History can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Museum is divided into different departments. One of these can certainly be saved; the others are interesting and show many excavation stakes and informative maps of the history of Turkmenistan. For foreigners high entrance fee.
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  • This museum has a very good Parthian artifact collection as well as several additional displays. [Although many artifacts apparently are in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.] It makes a good companion ...  more »
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