Lazah

Settlement Lazah is located on the northeast spurs of the Main Caucasian Ridge (M.C.R.), at bottom of a high mountainous plateau “Shah Yaylag” and on the highest alps “Shahdag” – its height is 4242 m above the sea level (a.s.l.). The habitation Lazah is located in a mountain hollow in height 1300 m (a.s.l.), on […]

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  • Khinalug

Hynalyg

Representatives of Shahdag group live in the settlement Hynalyg of ethnic communities the Hynalygs (self-name – Ketsh). This habitation is located at height of 2300 meters in mountains of the Big Caucasus. Inhabitants’ language is unique – nowhere in the world can one meet the language or the adverb even close to them. Historically the […]

The Budugs

The Budugs speaking in the Budug language live in the village Budug. The ethnic group of the Budugs is little studied in the historical and ethnographic respect. Elements of the Budugs’ culture, as well as their language, are very close to the Kriz’s. As to legends, Budug was founded in epoch of the Caucasian Albania. […]

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  • KIsh church
  • KIsh church
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One of the oldest churches in the Caucasus – Kish church

In the year 2000 Norwegian explorer and scientist Thor Heyerdahl gave his blessing to the study, restoration and conversion to à museum of the ancient church of Kish near Sheki in north-western Azerbaijan. According to tradition this rare and ancient monument of Azerbaijani-Albanian architecture is the oldest church in the Caucasus, founded in the 1 […]

Goytepe settlement

Ancient settlement of the South Caucasus, from Neolithic period was discovered in Tovuz region of Azerbaijan. Tovuz is located in the western part of Azerbaijan on the border with Georgia and Armenia, 426 kilometers from Baku. The excavations are being conducted by Azerbaijani and Japanese archaeologists. The settlement, discovered during excavations in the Haji Alemkhanli […]

Gabala – an ancient city and capital of Caucasus Albania

The remains of ancient Gabala are situated near the present-day village Chukhur Gabala, 20 km soth-west of the centre. The town was first mentioned in written sources as Kabalaka, in the encyclopaedic work The Natural History by the famous Roman writer Pliny the Elder in the 1st century AD (Plin. H.N.VI.29). Long-term archaeological excavations have […]