Tag Archives: AZ – Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

Gobustan State Historical Reserve turns 54; Laman Ismayilova; AzerNews

Settled since the 8th millennium BC, Gobustan State Historical Reserve is filled with some of the world’s best-preserved and most atmospheric prehistoric remains.The historical site is home to more than 600,000 stone and iron-age figures.

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Gobustan. Best vacation spot for history buffs; Laman Ismayilova; MenaFN

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Gobustan State Reserve re-opens; Laman Ismayilova; AzerNews

Gobustan State Historical Reserve has re-opened its doors to visitors. The activity of the Gobustan State Historical and Artistic Reserve was resumed in accordance with the decision of the Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers on easing the quarantine regime.

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Gobustan State Reserve marks World Heritage Day; Azerbaijan News

Gobustan State Historical-Artistic Reserve has organized a video seminar dedicated to International Day of Monuments and Sites (World Heritage Day), celebrated annually on April 18.

Source: Gobustan State Reserve marks World Heritage Day [VIDEO]

Gobustan State Reserve announces art contest; AzerNews

Gobustan State Historical and Artistic Reserve invites you to join a contest of handicrafts as part of “My Home is My New Workplace” action, launched by the Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture.

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A walk-through the land of fire; Indian Link

From Baku’s modern flame towers to the depths of its UNESCO-listed old city, there is something for everyone in Azerbaijan…

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Gems of Indian Cultural Heritage to be shown in Gobustan; Laman Ismayilova; AzerNews

A photo exhibition “Gems of Indian Cultural Heritage” will open in Gobustan on February 29.

Source: Gems of Indian Cultural Heritage to be shown in Gobustan [PHOTO]

Gobustan rock art: Bridges ancient, modern times; Jeyhun Aliyev; Anadolu Agency


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European Heritage Days celebrated at Azerbaijan’s Gobustan nature reserve; Jeyhun Alakbarov; Trend

European Heritage Days have been celebrated in the Gobustan National Historical and Art Reserve of Azerbaijan…

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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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Roughly 100,000 people visit Gobustan yearly; Laman Ismayilova; AzerNews

Azerbaijan – Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

This year, the Gobustan State Historical-Artistic Reserve marks the 50th anniversary of its establishment and 10th anniversary of its inclusion into the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

Roughly 100,000 people visited the Gobustan State Historical-Artistic Reserve, a home to the world’s most important petroglyphs – stone and iron-age figures carved thousands of years ago, in 2016.

Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfaz Garayev said that the number of tourists visiting Gobustan, which has already turned into the interesting touristy spot, has increased significantly compared to previous periods.

“The paleolithic rock carvings are rarely found in the world. A network of such places exists in the world. Azerbaijan through Gobustan joined this network, showing the world that the country is home to one of the earliest human settlements in the world,” said the minister at an event on June 13.

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Gobustan State Reserve turns 50; Laman Ismayilova; AzerNews

Azerbaijan – Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

The Gobustan State Historical-Artistic Reserve will mark the 50th anniversary of its establishment and 10th anniversary of its inclusion into the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

The conference “Petroglyphs of Gobustan is at the crossroads of cultures” will be held on June 13-14 as part of the event, Trend Life reported.

The opening ceremony will be held in the Palace of Happiness at 10:00.

The conference will host a presentation of “Gobustan. New look” research carried out by reserve staff with the support of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the State Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography.

The project involves 3D modeling for the first time in the study of the monuments. New discoveries have opened new opportunities to study the links between Gobustan petroglyphs and rock carvings of Lesser Caucasus.

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Over 65,000 tourists visit Gobustan State Historical-Artistic Reserve; Laman Ismaliyova; Azerbaijan News

Azerbaijan – Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

On a Daliesque rockscape above the Gobustan town of Azerbaijan lie some of the world’s most important petroglyphs – stone and iron-age figures carved thousands of years ago- and now considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Settled since the 8th millennium BC, the area contains more than 600,000 distinct paintings, going as far back as 20,000 years to as recent as 5,000 years ago. The rock paintings in the State Historical-Artistic Reserve depict a wide range of figures and scenes, including various hunting scenes, war scenes, trading scenes, and individual animals, and people.

In 2016, over 65,000 tourists visited the Gobustan Reserve, which is located 56 km from Baku.

The Culture and Tourism Ministry told Trend that the number of visitors is more than doubled compared to 2015, while bulk of them are foreigners.

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