Thursday 8 November 2007
An exhibition of visual materials and documentary sources describing the history and culture of the Parthian kingdom which existed in the territory of modern Turkmenistan for some 500 years (mid III century BC — first half of the III century AD) opened on October 23. It is dedicated to the 16th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence.
The exhibition features a genealogical tree of Parthian kings; maps of New and Old Nisa with fragments of frescos and wall paintings; specimen of clay, glass, silver and bronze crockery; ritons and sculptures of ancient rulers; Roman and Parthian kings.
It should be recalled that at its XXXI session the UNESCO world heritage commission included Parthian fortresses of Nisa in the prestigious list of UNESCO world heritage as the monument of world importance and common human values.