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Nothing in Ashgabat pre-dates the devastating 1948 earthquake so you have to get out of town to see anything historical and this is pretty much the only option. Worth a look if you are interested in archeological digs.
This city dates back to the time of Alexander the Great. The ancient walls are easy to make out. Rebuilding of the central palace has been undertaken, but there is very little information available on or at the site. Some of the town is being...More
This trip was made understandable by the staff at the site. They gave me the chance to tag along with a tour group which made everything a lot clearer as the site requires imagination. There are postcards at the site that have artists impressions of...More
Most of what you see is a reconstruction, albeit made under scientific authority. It is hardly impressive, however if your stay is limited to Ashgabad this is the only interesting archaelogical site available
This excavation is showing the old city that was part of the Silk Route. Good explanations and worthwhile a tour of about 1,5 to 2 hours. Approximately half hour outside of Ashgabat. The found artifacts can be seen in the National Museum, another highly recommended...More
The parthanians were overrun here but there are no bodies? The place had some information boards which were being put upas we went round. Not sure if they were for us or an important visitor. Good viewing platform for an overview of the site