By Sabina Mammadli
The State Service for the Protection, Development, and
Restoration of the Cultural Heritage conducts various excavation
works in a timely manner.
During the earthworks in the northern Guba District, an 80-cm
wall in width was discovered on the territory of the cemetery in
Digah village. The discovered ancient artifact was reportedly made
of river stones and burnt bricks. Furthermore, various samples of
pottery and millstones were also found during the earthworks.
While questioning the locals, the state service acquired
information that previously ancient coins, pottery, and other
samples of material culture were found in the territory.
The service noted that the territory needs to be comprehensively
researched, underscoring that appropriate work is planned to be
carried out in the area.
Azerbaijan's Guba District is well-known for its architectural
structures, ancient ruins, fascinating architectural structures,
and diverse landscape.
Guba is one of Azerbaijan's favorite tourist destinations, rich
in natural resources and fruitful soil. Its geographic location and
the mild climate attract locals and visitors.
The history of the district can be observed in its settlements
dating to the XII-XIII centuries, a temple dating back to the IX
century, and several XIX-century buildings. Several of these
historical buildings are the Juma Mosque, the Sakina Khanum mosque,
Ardabil Mosque, and the old hamam.
Numerous archeological excavations have been carried out in all
parts of the country for many years. In this way, Azerbaijan has
been collaborating with foreign companies to further dive into the
country's monuments. With this aim in mind, the country's
Archaeology, Ethnography and Anthropology Institute and the German
Institute of Archeology carried out large-scale archaeological
researches in Karabakh.
Some 13 monuments associated with the Lalatapa phenomenon on the
Karabakh plain were evaluated, and an archaeological study was
conducted on four of them during the 2022 research season, namely
the Janavartapa, Sarijali No. 2, Lalatapa, and Farmantapa
settlements. Topographic measurements were carried out in these
monuments, and 3D models were created based on their drone
Earlier, Azerbaijani and US archaeologists also conducted
excavations in the jar burial site in the country's southern Lerik
Such activities and researches allow a closer, deeper look into
Azerbaijan's ancient legacy.
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