Turkmenistan – Heart of the Great Silk Road
17.05.2018 | Major Turkmen-American Project for Preservation of Cultural Heritage Completed
The official closing ceremony for the Turkmen-American project for restoration and conservation of the Greater Gyz Gala took place in Ancient Merv State Historical and Cultural Park on 16th May. The Greater Gyz Gala is a striking monument that has become a signature site of the largest archaeological park in the country. Its architecture is mostly known for the massive corrugated walls, ridges tightly pinned against each other to form straight lines on each of four facades. Despite being made of fragile mud bricks, the walls remained well preserved, and are now conservated.
17.05.2018 | Presentation of Amul – Hazar 2018 International Rally is held in Russia
Moscow hosted the presentation of Amul – Hazar 2018 International Rally organized in Turkmenistan by the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
17.05.2018 | Theatre festival to be held on July 1 - 7
During artistic forum, theatre collectives will present the screenplays dedicated to the history and outstanding figures of our country as well as the plays on the motifs of the legends reflected in the book of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “Turkmenistan is the Heart of the Great Silk Road”
26.03.2018 | Ashgabat-Bereket-Etrek route dispatches agitation train
The agitation train with participants of the publicity event dedicated to the motto of 2018 "Turkmenistan is the heart of the Great Silk Road" dispatched from the platform of the capital railroad station along the route Ashgabat-Bereket-Etrek.
22.03.2018 | From Amul to Hazar: Historical monuments of caravan routes. Archaeologists open centuries-old layers of history
Two-day celebration of Nowruz in Turkmenistan will be remembered by us not only for bright events honouring the spring coming but also as a day of paying tribute to the traditions and to national heritage. This year, the holiday was as unusual by its scale and intent as polysemous.
09.03.2018 | Agitation train along the Turkmen route of the Great Silk Road
An agitation train left the Ashgabat railway station for a four-day journey along the Ashgabat-Turkmenabat-Kerki route.
26.02.2018 | The President of Turkmenistan gives start to the Great Silk Road sport competitions
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave start to mass sport competitions “The Great Silk Road” in Turkmenabat, the administration centre of Lebap Velayat. The Government of the country as well as foreign guests too part in the events.
19.02.2018 | From Amul to Hazar: Historical monuments of caravan routes. Ancient money
It would not be a great exaggeration to say that modern civilization was established by money. It is by right related to such great invention of human though as pottery table, wheel and script of course. The earliest mention of the money is dated by the middle of II millennium BC – clay plate from Mesopotamia between Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the south of modern Iraq indicates the payment made by certain silver measure. Later in the Ancient East, metal bullions or stone weights of certain weight or measurement started to function as the money. The appearance of scale weights, which were necessary for accurate weight measurement of goods, is marked by numerous archaeological findings dated by the end of IV and III millenniums BC – the Neolith and Early Bronze Ages. These scale weights were found by the archaeologists on the territory of Turkmenistan in Anau, Kara-depe, Namazga-depe, Yilgynly-depe and many other monuments of those times. They were also used in later stage when people of northern Kopetdag foothills developed fertile delta of Murgab River hwere the Kingdom known nowadays as the country of Margush or Ancient Margiana appeared.
12.02.2018 | From Amul to Hazar: Historical monuments of caravan routes. Medieval centres of medical science
At the session of the Cabinet of Ministers on February 9, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the historical importance of new findings discovered by the scientists in Dankanakan Fortress in Mary Velayat. Archaeological excavations at this medieval monuments, which is located 30 kilometres west of Mary, are carried out under the work on study of historical and cultural heritage of the Great Silk Road.
09.02.2018 | Medical artifacts were detected on the middle ages monument in Mary velayat
At the February 9 meeting of the government, Vice-premier B. Abdyeva, who oversees the sphere of culture, reported on new finds, discovered in Dandanakan fortress in Mary velayat. Archaeological research on this medieval monument, located 30 kilometers west of Mary city is conducted in the framework of work on studying the historical and cultural heritage of the Great Silk Road.