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Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Gateway to the archaeological park of Old Nisa, 18 km from Ashgabat
Gateway to the archaeological park of Old Nisa, 18 km from Ashgabat
Remains of the once massive mudbrick walls surrounding the fortress of Nisa
Remains of the once massive mudbrick walls surrounding the fortress of Nisa
A large mound of dirt, once one of the 43 towers fortifying the walls of Old Nisa
A large mound of dirt, once one of the 43 towers fortifying the walls of Old Nisa
The fortress of Nisa was once capital of the ancient Parthian Empire
The fortress of Nisa was once capital of the ancient Parthian Empire
While the area was inhabited much earlier, Nisa was founded in the mid-3rd C. BC by the Parthians
While the area was inhabited much earlier, Nisa was founded in the mid-3rd C. BC by the Parthians
Inside the walls of Old Nisa
Inside the walls of Old Nisa
One of the excavated areas inside Old Nisa
One of the excavated areas inside Old Nisa
Old Nisa - the treasury of the Parthian Empire
Old Nisa - the treasury of the Parthian Empire
Pathway leading across the center of the archaeological area
Pathway leading across the center of the archaeological area
A second area of excavations undertaken by the Italians
A second area of excavations undertaken by the Italians
Partial reconstruction of the palace of Nisa
Partial reconstruction of the palace of Nisa
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