Ashgabat is the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan, a separate administrative unit. Located on the South of the country, 30 km from the border with Iran. Population - 947,2 thousand inhabitants (2010): Turkmen, Russian, Uzbek, Azerbaijanis, Turks, Armenians, Persians, Ukrainians, Kazakhs, Tatars, more than 100 nationalities.. Ashgabat is located in a picturesque valley at the foothills of the Kopetdag mountains.
In the Museum halls are Ashgabad valuable archeological finds of the ancient history of Turkmenistan. In the Museum dozens of man-made monuments of traditional crafts and folk art of the XVII - XIX centuries. Weaving, embroidery, pottery, jewelry - this is not a complete list of items in the Museum collection. The exhibition of more than 2500 exhibits.
Metropolitan Museum of Carpet is the only one of its kind in the world. Here are a few hundreds of the best examples of carpets of all time, the oldest of which dates back to the XVII century, is also located Here and is the largest carpet in the world, whose area is nearly 400 square meters, and weighs more than a ton.
Not less interesting exposition of the National Museum of history and Ethnography with a luxurious collection of ancient artifacts collected from the entire territory of Turkmenistan, including those found in the excavations of Old Nisa.