Day 15: Mary, August 15, 2008
12:00 After receiving special permission from the Museum Director, the Green project is allowed to document the archeological museum at Mary
15:00 Visit to ancient Merv, Margiani of Alexander the Great. The archeological park includes 2 large forts, Erk Kala (city founded by Achamenides in 6 cent BC.) and Sultan Κala (UNESCO). There are mausoleums, mosques and bioclimatic characteristics from the 12th century.
Outside the fort are ice houses where ice is kept during the winter in order to be used in the summer for keeping food fresh. The house is round with a diameter of approx 20m with walls of 1,50m thick.