Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

Brief description

The site covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1076

I’ve never visited Azerbaijan.

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Gobustan Qobustan rock art

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Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower

Brief description

Built on a site inhabited since the Palaeolithic period, the Walled City of Baku reveals evidence of Zoroastrian, Sasanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian presence in cultural continuity. The Inner City (Icheri Sheher) has preserved much of its 12th-century defensive walls. The 12th-century Maiden Tower (Giz Galasy) is built over earlier structures dating from the 7th to 6th centuries BC, and the 15th-century Shirvanshahs’ Palace is one of the pearls of Azerbaijan’s architecture.

Unesco WHS list ref: 958

I’ve never visited Azerbaijan.

From my collection

Baku - Shirvanshahs Palace

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