On the northern frontier of Iran is a large land defence consisting of a wall and canal system that protected the northern districts of Persia from invasion and ensured that most of the trade along the Silk Road had to follow the route via Merv and its customs points.
Over the last 15 years, researchers from the University of Edinburgh, together with Iranian scholars, have been able to study this impressive piece of engineering and to discover how over time it continued to shape the way the Silk Road and the history of Iran developed along its vulnerable Northeastern frontier.
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