By Laman Ismayilova
There is something terrifying and beautiful about weapons.
Since ancient times, weapons like swords, and daggers have been
revered as examples of excellent craftsmanship and majestic
The XVI-XIX centuries Azerbaijani weapons have become a growing
focus of attention as the exhibition 'Mystical beauty of weapons'
has opened its doors to curious visitors, Azernews reports, citing
the National History Museum .
The exhibition, which opened at the National History Museum,
reflects the different pages of Azerbaijan's military history and
serves as a brilliant example of superb weapon craftsmanship. The
collection includes protective, edged firearms with a number of
Speaking at the exhibition, the general director of the History
Museum, academician Naila Valikhanli stated that the Fund of
Weapons and Banners holds many samples of weapons belonging to
She emphasized that the exhibition demonstrates the weapons that
will attract the attention of museum visitors with their beauty and
The head of the Department of the Scientific Exposition and
Organization, Ph.D. in history, Associate Professor, exposition
curator Sabuhi Ahmadov, said that the collection includes 300
weapons, the vast majority of which have never been shown
The exhibits reflect not only the development of the technical
equipment of the army but also demonstrate the level of development
of weapons craft in Azerbaijan. It showcases samples of cold and
'Each sample of weapons can be called a masterpiece of craft.
The exposition shows how weapons were improved from simple to
complex, which is important in terms of demonstrating the evolution
of handicraft production,' said Ahmadov.
The exposition consists not only of exhibits stored in the
museum. It also includes samples from Yusif Bagirzada's personal
In his remarks, the collector Yusif Bagirzada expressed his
sincere gratitude to the museum's management and staff for
organizing the exhibition and stressed the importance of organizing
The exhibition demonstrates the development of weapon-smithing,
its history, art, and technology. There were excellent weapon
smiths in Azerbaijan. My personal collection includes weapons of
Azerbaijani craftsmen because it is also a part of our history. All
the weapons are divided into two categories - ceremonial, which is
used at any events, and military weapons,' Bagirzada said.
The exhibition 'Mystical beauty of weapons' will run until
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