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Activities in Oghuz

(English) Alban temples

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There are seven Alban temples in Og­huz. Three of them are in the district center, the others in the Garabulag and Jalud villages. One temple in the center was built in 1700-1750 and, after being refurbished in 1981, became a museum. Another is outside a district hospital, while the third is on a hill on the Khal- Khal road. Alban temples in Oghuz have not been fully studied.

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(English) Khachmaz Govur fortress (7th century)

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It is 2 km north-west of the village, north of the Armanat village and on the Galadagh mountain. It is known as the Khachmaz Govur Fortress often described in 16th century sources. Ac­cording to the information contained in A. Bakikhanov’s works, during Iranian- Turkish wars for Shirvan and Dagestani lands in 1578-1583, the fortress was at the center of fierce battles. One legend goes that while Hazrat Ali was fighting against Gazanfar, the fortress ruler and giaour padishah, he killed the ruler who didn’t want to adopt Islam near a big stone in the south of the fortress. Pha­etons used to go to the fortress located on the slope of the Greater Caucasus. From the south and east, however, it co­uld only be accessed on foot. The fort­ress was built of pebble-stone and ala­baster. It has two levels. It used to have seven towers and a water pipeline. Its design is not very complex – it has only one gate. Its upper part has been dest­royed over years. It is possible to enter the fortress through the gate only on foot or on horseback. The fortress sits on a mountain surrounding the Arma­nat village. The village population is said to have used it as a shelter in the event of enemy attacks.

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