Azerbaijani president visits mass burial site in Guba
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visited the genocide burial site in Guba, north Azerbaijan, on Sept. 18, AzerTag state news agency reported.
The head of state was informed that this mass burial site is an evidence of genocide act committed by Armenians with regard to civilians in 1918. The total area of the burial site is 514 square meters. Two wells and two channels filled with human bodies have been discovered here as a result excavations. The people were killed with cold arms by special cruelty.
Along with Azerbaijanis, Armenians mercilessly killed representatives of other ethnic minorities, including Lezgis, Jews, Tatars, and Avars. Over 400 dead human bodies were revealed in the site; 50 of them are children, more than 100 are women and the rest are men.
Mass burial site was discovered during the land work in Guba in 2007. Specialists of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences Archeology and Ethnography Institute held researches in the area from Apr. 8 to 11, 2007. Researchers said that human remains, buried in this site, belonged to Azerbaijanis, who was subject to the genocide committed by Armenians in 1918. The achieve documents say that Armenians killed 36,782 people and destroyed 122 villages in Guba in April - May, 1918.
This mass burial site is an indisputable historical fact to inform the international community about the Armenian vandalism.
President Aliyev was also informed about the design of monument to be built here.
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