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Qobustan

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Why locals love it

Located 60 km from Baku the State Historical-Artistic Reserve “Qobustan” is an open-air museum. It's listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List as "outstanding universal value" for the quality and density of its rock art engravings - more than 6,000 drawings on 1,000 rocks, more than 100,000 artefacts and others.

Why you should visit it

There you’ll see a lot of rock art pieces - petroglyphs reflecting the culture, economy, philosophy, customs and traditions of ancient people. In addition to this there is a Latin inscription dating back the 1st century AD, which testifies to the presence of Roman legions near Baku. The oldest of the images belongs to the Mesolithic era.

Special tip

The reserve provides guided tours of petroglyphs. Without a guide, it can prove difficult to find the best petroglyphs.

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5 Comments

Having this kind of heritages really makes us proud.
Adele
Local
May 7, 2019
Unique place and a lot of history on a rock
Farxad
Local
March 11, 2019
Gobustan State Reserve located west of the settlement of Gobustan, about 40 miles southwest of the centre of Baku was established in 1966 when the region was declared as a national historical landmark of Azerbaijan in an attempt to preserve the ancient carvings, mud volcanoes and gas-stones in the region. Gobustan State Reserve is very rich in archeological monuments, the reserve has more than 6,000 rock carvings, which depict primitive people, animals, battle-pieces, ritual dances, bullfights, boats with armed oarsmen, warriors with lances in their hands, camel caravans, pictures of sun and stars, on the average dating back to 5,000-20,000 years
Khalide
Local
September 18, 2018
Ancient History!
Orkhan
Local
May 4, 2018
Its a really interesting and fasinating place!
Kristina
Traveller
April 29, 2017

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