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Publication type: Baku Vicinity

26 May 2017

Kala

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Kala, Baku The name Kala means “fortress” and originates from the 14th century citadel located on upland there. The citadel’s tower is almost completely destroyed, only the ruins of fortifications and a medieval Djuma-mosque adjoining to them have survived. The interior of Djuma-mosque is covered by curved arches. The entrance into the mosque underground gallery […]

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Publication type: Baku Vicinity

26 May 2017
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Gobustan Rock Drawings, Baku Museum of Petroglyphs is another name for Gobustan – a mountainous place in the southeast of the Major Caucasian ridge located 60 km from Baku . The archaeologists found there the ancient sites of primitive people who left behind numerous rock drawings – Petroglyphs. This primitive art displays the culture, economy, […]

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Publication type: Baku Vicinity

26 May 2017

Bayil Castle

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Bayil Castle, Baku This mythically sunken city is surrounded by an aura of secrets, legends and enigmas. Bayil Castle is a kind of “Baku Atlantis” sunk as a result of human imperfection … However, unlike Atlantis the existence of Bayil Castle is unequivocal. In 1232-1235 Shirvanshah Fariburz III in attempts to protect Baku from the […]

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Publication type: Baku Vicinity

26 May 2017

Yanar Dag

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Yanar Dag – a Reminder of the Ancient Cult of Fire Azerbaijan is historically called the Land of Fire, and it is not for the sake of a witty remark. At a whim of nature, the land of this Caucasian country located on the picturesque coast of the Caspian Sea, is replete with underground sources […]

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