Dado panel, 10th century. Iran, Nishapur. Stucco; carved
After reading this chapter, you will be able to:
- identify how artifacts excavated in the medieval city of Nishapur (in present-day Iran) provide insight into the customs, activities, and environment of its residents
Nishapur, a city in northeastern Iran, was a prosperous commercial city from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries due to its prime location on the Silk Road.
Nishapur was an important economic center due to its location on a trade route, known as the Silk Road, which extended from China to the Mediterranean Sea.
The Museum's team worked at Nishapur between 1935 and 1940 and returned for a final season in the winter of 1947–48.
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