Azerbaijan, Baku, May 27 / Trend E. Tariverdiyeva /
Euronews TV Channel's website published an article about Baku, by offering readers to make a trip to see and hear how the city is moving into the future.
Scholars believe the earliest written evidence of Baku dates back to the first century AD, the article said. Sieges and battles have raged around its walls since. Baku's history reflects the changing cultures and architectural styles here at the crossroads between Asia and Europe.
The iconic flame towers, the facades of which are turned into gigantic display screens at night dominate the city's skyline. The country's centuries old carpet making industry is celebrated in a stunning new museum as a traditional craft and culture meets futuristic design which reflects the story of this developing city.
Within the walls of the old city - a UNESCO world heritage site - is what is to date the world's only private museum of its kind.
Visitors can view over 5,000 published books in miniature, collected from 64 countries many by authors known across the globe.
Zarifa Salakhova the museum owner explained her interest in these tiny books, the article said. Minature books is an art form and the smaller the book the greater the artistic development.
The old city overlooks the Caspian Sea. The sturgeon fish and country's world famous wild caviar are under threat. On the Kura River which flows into the Caspian Sea is one example of how Azerbaijan is preparing to protect its industry of caviar.