The building in which Gorgan Archeological Museum is located was built in 1970. Until the year 1988, only old tombstones were kept and publicly displayed in this museum. After the discovery of relics belonging to the prehistoric eras in the ancient areas of Golestan province and moving of them to this museum, it changed into Gorgan Archeological Museum.
Different parts of Gorgan Archeological Museum
This museum has two stories; on the first floor stone inscriptions, and on the second floor historical treasures are kept.
The only relics kept in the Gorgan Archeological Museum belong to more than seven thousand years ago. Stone Age armaments, Jewelry, and gold coins, and pottery are from other relics which are kept in this part.
In the yard and the first floor of the museum, tombstones from the eighth to the tenth century A.H. exist. On the stones, usually verses from Quran, Hadith, poems, and the name of the deceased along with occupation, and the date of the departed are recorded. The stones are ornamented in different ways, the most significant of which can alter patterns, muqarnas, and arabesque.