Ancient Merv Project

Ancient Merv Project

Ancient Merv Project is a research project of the Institute of Archaeology, UCL.  It researches Ancient Merv, one of the most complex and extensive archaeological sites in the world located in Turkmenistan. The project also assists local archaeological park with management of archaeological research.

Ancient Merv Project maintains strong partnership with Heritage Without Borders. First joint project took place in 2011 and three conservator volunteers visited Turkmenistan and assisted with conservation of archaeological finds and also conducted training sessions. Please, see our project page for more information.

HWB is currently working with the project to develop a long-term, 5-10 year strategy for development in the region.


In collaboration with Ancient Merv Project, we are planning 2013 season at present.
Please see details below: