Travel: 48 hours in Baku; Neeta Lal; Forbes India

The Azerbaijani capital has preserved its past, while creating a modern identity for itself…

Source: Travel: 48 hours in Baku | Forbes India

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The Silk Route city of Sheki inscribed into the Unesco World Heritage list; Matt Phillips; Lonely Planet

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Azerbaijan’s Centre of Sheki and the Khan’s Palace added to UNESCO World Heritage Site list; Joy S; Indulge Express

The historic city of Sheki, located at a short five-hour drive from the capital of Azerbaijan – Baku, has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List of cultural sites.

Source: Azerbaijan’s Centre of Sheki and the Khan’s Palace added to UNESCO World Heritage Site list

UNESCO recognition helps protect our common heritage; Tale Heydarov; Emerging Europe

The ancient Azerbaijani city of Sheki become one of a handful of cultural sites from around the world to be added to UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage list in Baku earlier this week. Sheki is nestled in the lush green forests of the cooler mountainous region to the north of Azerbaijan. It is surrounded by the…

Source: UNESCO recognition helps protect our common heritage – Emerging Europe | News, Intelligence, Community

New UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Pictures: Part 1; Precious Kamei; Outlook India

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Take a look at the 15 of the 29 new sites added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites…

Source: New UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Pictures: Part 1

UNESCO Announces 29 New World Heritage Sites Around the World; Jessica Stewart; My Modern Met

Time to travel the world to see these amazing sites.

Source: UNESCO Announces 29 New World Heritage Sites Around the World

Saving the world site by site; Euronews

In the Azerbaijan capital of Baku, Unesco’s 43rd World Heritage Committee met to decide over the course of ten days which sites and monuments needed to be added to the list – and which ones are in danger.

Source: Saving the world site by site

29 New World Heritage Wonders From UNESCO: Full Winners List; Cecilia Rodriguez; Forbes

One of the world’s greatest contests, at least some of these sites should be on everyone’s “must-visit” list.

Source: 29 New World Heritage Wonders From UNESCO: Full Winners List

Shaki Khans’ Palace inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List; Laman Ismayilova; Azer News

Another cultural sight of Azerbaijan, historic center of Shaki with the Khans’ Palace, has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List.

Source: Shaki Khans’ Palace inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List [PHOTO]

Seven astounding facts about the city of Baku; BBC

An abundance of facts about the beautiful port city that is the capital of Azerbaijan.

Source: BBC Radio 4 – Radio 4 in Four – Seven astounding facts about the city of Baku

Caucasus Countries: All About Traveling In The Caucasus; Bram Reusen; Chasing the Donkey

This Caucasus travel guide offers in-depth info about traveling in the Caucasus countries, as well as several major Caucasus highlights.

Source: Caucasus Countries: All About Traveling In The Caucasus | Chasing the Donkey

48 Hours: When You Find Yourself in Baku; Meenketan Jha; Outlook India

Deeply steeped in history, Baku is the place to be if you are a lover of the past. Football fans, this guide applies to you too!

Source: 48 Hours: When You Find Yourself in Baku

Arsenal and Chelsea fans face £1,400, two-day journey to Baku for Europa League final; ITV

Arsenal and Chelsea fans face an arduous 2,500 mile journey to watch the two London teams battle it out for the Europa League title in Baku. The clubs successfully navigated the semi-finals of the second-tier European competition last night, but fans are having to plan their route to the Azerbaijan capital, which sits on the coast of the Caspian Sea and is further east from London than Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh or Damascus in Syria. Gunners and Blues fans face a difficult journey trying to get to Baku, with no direct flights from London in the days leading up to the match, with the majority of trips taking between 10 and 14 hours. However, the trip east could take up to 58 hours if you drive – and that’s if there’s no traffic.

Source: Arsenal and Chelsea fans face £1,400, two-day journey to Baku for Europa League final

The legacy of the monarchical past of Azerbaijan; Emil Eyyubov; Azertac

The lands of Azerbaijan in different periods of history fell under the influence of various empires, were part of various principalities and armies, and were divided into khanates. Many material evidences of the monarchical past – palaces, fortresses, gardens, tombs have survived to this day…

Source: The legacy of the monarchical past of Azerbaijan

Country’s historical sites attract thousand of tourists; Lamana Ismayilova; Azernews

With its countless historical sites, the City of Winds continues to attract thousands of tourists from all around the world.

Source: Country’s historical sites attract thousand of tourists

Icherisheher State Reserve expands international cooperation; Laman Ismayilova; AzerNews

Icherisheher State Historical-Architectural Reserve continues to expand international relations.

Source: Icherisheher State Reserve expands international cooperation

4,000-Year-Old Board Game Found Tucked Inside An Azerbaijan Cave; Rosie McCall; IFL Science

Before ‘Monopoly’ and ‘Snakes and Ladders’, you had ’58 Holes’ (colloquially known as ‘Hounds and Jackals’), an ancient board game enjoyed by all, from the…

Source: 4,000-Year-Old Board Game Found Tucked Inside An Azerbaijan Cave

10 of the Most Incredible Natural Phenomena to See Before You Die (or They’re Gone); Pure Wow

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Baku Is Vying To Become A Regional Arts Destination; Stephan Rabimov; Forbes

Recognizing its untapped creative potential, Azerbaijan is going through a cultural awakening, as its arts and music scenes are starting to expand and innovate from increased awareness and investment.

Source: Baku Is Vying To Become A Regional Arts Destination

Baku to mark 25th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s membership in UNESCO; Laman Ismayilova; AzerNews

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An exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s membership in UNESCO will be opened in Art Tower Gallery on May 8.

Young and well-known artists will present their works created in different painting styles.

The main purpose of the exhibition is to promote national spiritual values and protect Azerbaijan’s historical cultural heritage.

The exhibition opens at 19.00. Admission is free.

The event, co-organized by the Icherisheher State Historical-Architectural Reserve Administration, the Ministry of Culture and the NGO “Arts Council Azerbaijan” will run till May 12.

Azerbaijan became member of UNESCO on June 3 1992, after restoration of its independence. In 2003, Azerbaijan and UNESCO signed the framework agreement on cooperation in the areas of culture, science, education and communication, which allowed Azerbaijan to become one of the donors of UNESCO.

The Icherisheher (Old City), Maiden Tower and Shirvanshah’s palace were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000, while since 2007 the Gobustan National Historical-Artistic reserve also listed among these heritages.

In 2017, UNESCO recognized Azerbaijan’s dolma  as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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