Miana, Turkmenistan

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Miana is located in Turkmenistan
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 36°52′18″N 60°24′15″E / 36.87167°N 60.40417°E / 36.87167; 60.40417
Country Turkmenistan
ProvinceAhal Province

Miana is a large village in Ahal Province, Turkmenistan, not far from the Iranian border. The eleventh century Abu Said Meikhene Mausoleum, dedicated to Abū-Sa'īd Abul-Khayr lies to the northwest.


The village is accessed via a road from the M37 highway at Dushak in the northwest, south of Tejen. The Iranian border villages of Qaratigan and Sanganeh lie to the southwest on the mountainous border. The land immediately to the north of the village is fertile, with fields under cultivation.[1]


The eleventh century Abu Said Meikhene Mausoleum lies to the northwest.[2]

Two important Neolithic and Chalcolithic period settlements have been excavated in the area of Miana.

Altyn Depe (3200 to 2400 BCE), a Neolithic settlement extending into the Bronze Age, was discovered by Boris Kuftin near the village.

Monjukli Depe, starting about 6200 BC, was discovered more recently, in 1959.


  1. ^ Google (9 October 2016). "Miana, Turkmenistan" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  2. ^ Zonn, Igor S.; Kosarev, Aleksey N; Glantz, Michael H. (26 May 2010). The Caspian Sea Encyclopedia. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 283. ISBN 978-3-642-11524-0.