Herat escaped the fate which had overtaken Merv and Nishapur by opening its gates to the Mongols.
Is it with such aid that we captured Nishapur and crossed the Tigris?
No less inconsiderable did I find the town of Nishapur itself.
The river of Nishapur is formed by numerous small streams, which descend from the mountains that on three sides inclose that city.
Two routes from Meshed to Nishapur were open to me—one leading over a mountainous tract, the other through a lower hilly country.
How long Ghazzali occupied his professorship at Nishapur the second time is not precisely clear.
Thus, after an absence of ten years, he returned to Nishapur to resume his post as teacher.
From Nishapur the road leads to Sebzevar, distant three days' march.