Eastern Turkmenistan

- Eastern Turkmenistan

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Squeezed between the inhospitable Karakum desert and the rugged Afghan frontier, the fertile plains of...
 

Merv

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Merv (Persian: مرو, Marv), formerly Achaemenid Satrapy of Margiana, and later Alexandria and Antiochia in Margiana (Greek...
 

Gonur

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ruins at Gonur, Turkmenistan



Long before Merv raised its first tower, Bronze Age villages were assembling along the...
 

Türkmenabat

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Türkmenabat (Cyrillic Turkmen: Түркменабат), formerly and since medieval times, Chardzhou (Russian: Чарджоу...
 

Mary

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Mary is a relatively modern city, at least by Central Asian standards. About 45 minutes away is the remains of a huge, long abandoned...