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Alternative nameAbiwerd, Abiverd, Abivard, Abiourd, Bawerd, Bivard
Coordinates37°23?28?N 59°34?0?E / 37.39111°N 59.56667°E / 37.39111; 59.56667Coordinates: 37°23?28?N 59°34?0?E / 37.39111°N 59.56667°E / 37.39111; 59.56667
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Abiward or Abi-ward, was an ancient Sassanid city in modern-day Turkmenistan.

Archaeological excavations at the ancient city of Abiward have been made in the last century to about 8 km west of the Kahka station in an area of 12,000 m2. The central tell is 60 feet high and 700 feet round.[1]

It corresponds to the modern town Dargaz. The Bandiyan complex is located near Abiward.[2]


  1. ^ M. Th. Houtsma (1993). E.J. Brill's first encyclopaedia of Islam 1913-1936. BRILL. p. 37. ISBN 90-04-09796-1.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-01-24. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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