Azerbaijan, Baku, July 10 / Trend I. Isabalayeva /
The Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography under the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences together with the National Scientific Research Centre and Paris's National Saint-Germain Museum have started archaeological research in Lerik region of Azerbaijan (325 km from Baku) within the Morgan Heritage Research.
At present, the group is involved in an archaeological dig in the necropolis burials in stone boxes relating to the early first millennium BC, located in the village of Kravelabi in the Lerik region, the expedition member Anar Agalarzade told Trend today.
"The burials in stone boxes are important historical monuments which can give information about the rich history of the Azerbaijani southern region," he said. "While examining these monuments we expect to find archaeological materials reflecting the material and spiritual culture of the era, burial customs and religious beliefs."
The discovered archaeological materials will be demonstrated at the Archaeological Fund of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography and in the scientific exposition of the Institute's museum.
According to the research an international exhibition will be organised and samples of Azerbaijani material culture will be demonstrated.
Agalarzade said that French archaeologist Jacques de Morgan in the late 19th century conducted archaeological excavations in the south-eastern region of Azerbaijan and took his findings to Paris. The samples of culture in Paris will be involved in research within this cooperation.
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