Neyshabur is a city in northeastern Iran that was founded around the third century CE, grew to prominence in the 8th century, and was ruined by invasions and earthquakes in the 13th century.
The excavators had been drawn to the city because of its fame in the medieval period, when it flourished as a regional capital and was home to many religious scholars. It was also known as an economic center—Neyshabur was located on the trade route known as the Silk Road, which ran from China to the Mediterranean Sea, crossing Central Asia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey along the way.
Neyshabur also has been a source of turquoise and a center for growing cotton and producing cotton textiles during the centuries. One of the most unusual products of Neyshabur, however, was its edible earth, which was believed to have curative properties. At its peak between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, Neyshabur had a population of approximately 100,000 to 200,000 people but now, near 1 million people live in this city.
Neyshabur is famous for its fantastic architecture, historical places, turquoise and delicious Iranian pistachio.
While The Museum’s team of researchers, Joseph Upton, Walter Hauser, and Charles Wilkinson were working at Neyshabur, Hundreds of objects discovered.
These objects were significant in providing information on several different artistic traditions such as Bazar e Neyshabur.
In addition, Neyshabur known as one of the most cultural city of Iran. In this city, you can visit the Tombs of Iranian poets, artists, scientists and Politicians such as Omar khayyam, Sheikh Attar, Fazl ibn Shazaan and Kamal almolk.
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