Parthian Settlement of Nisa, Ashgabat

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Discovered beneath the parched landscape, Parthian Settlement of Nisa allows visitors to explore the remnants of one of the most important cities of the Parthian Empire, a major power between the 3rd century BCE and the 3rd century CE. The site, probably founded by Parthian ruler Arsaces, contained a fortress that served as either a royal residence or mausoleum. Although most uncovered artifacts have been moved to museums, exploring the site still gives an evocative look at the preserved, decorated structures of an advanced civilization. Be sure to bring refreshments, a hat, and sunscreen, as the striking landscape is very exposed and there are few facilities and less shade here. To visit Parthian Settlement of Nisa on your holiday in Ashgabat, and find out what else Ashgabat has to offer, use our Ashgabat day trip planner.
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  • I was astonished to hear that this is a Unesco heritage. I could have saved myself the trip there.
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  • Very interesting piece of history from BC era This site has somewhat been reconstructed but still show the foundations and with information one can understand the fortress.  more »
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