Khinalig legend

The village, which is situated at the foothills of Mount Ketsh, was destroyed by a strong earthquake, while survivors settled at the foothills of Mount Dam Dam and planted henna. Since then, the village has been called Khinalig. The Khinalig people, whose way of life has not undergone significant changes since time immemorial, regard themselves […]

Why is Azerbaijan called the Land of Fire?

Several theories exist regarding why Azerbaijan is called the Land of Fire: 1. The country’s name when translated from ancient Persian means “place where holy fire is preserved,” “country of fire”. 2. Petroleum was extracted on the Absheron Peninsula already from the 7th to 6th centuries B.C., and therefore this peninsula is one of the […]