It is a common name given to the area. There is a hill called Soltanbud near a forest under the same name. Until recently, there were even seven hills here. After that, the hills were dug out and plundered in the belief that there were treasures in them. It is not known what was found in those hills, but out of the seven hills, only the biggest one Soltanbud was left. There are various legends about this place. It is believed that the hills emerged during the Mongol invasion. Mongol soldiers who fought for a long time and travelled a lot buried their dead commanders in those places. As part of the ritual, each Mongol soldier threw a handful of land on the grave. Thus, every grave turned into a big hill. The seven hills – the Soltanbud barrows – are regarded as graves from the same series.A gate between the Karabakh mountains and plains Barda, which was called a gate between the Karabakh mountains and plains, was regarded as an important cultural and political centre between Tabriz and Ganja. Houses built from burnt bricks, baths, caravanserais, gardens, fields and bazaars in Barda, which was once compared with the city of Baghdad for its beauty and wealth, used to be a talking point. Barda is often mentioned in works by travellers and writers of various times. In his work “Roads and Countries”, Ibn Khordadbeh (10th century) reported about trade routes going through the last capital of Arran, Barda, and the city’s administrative structure. Nizami Ganjavi, who visited Barda in the 12th century, liked this place so much that he praised and admired the city in his “Isgandarnameh”.
Barda is so beautiful, so handsome,
In summer and winter, it is flourishing all the time…
“The first city established in the Kharabakh region is the city and fortress of Barda situated on the Tartar River and three groves away from the Kura River.” Mirza Jamal Javanshir Kharabakhhi (5th century)