Azerbaijan, Baku, May 14 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
The ruins of an old office building were found in Agsu region of Azerbaijan, deputy head of the Agsu archaeological expedition of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences Fariz Khalili told Trend.
The archaeological excavations in the area began in March 2010, Khalili said.
"From the archaeological point of view, we study the large fifth plot," he said. "In this area, the remains of several buildings were found. The streets, production centers, stone walled wells, water and sewerage supply lines relating to the XVIII century were also found. The most interesting thing we found was the ruins of a huge office building, covering the area of approximately 500 square meters. About 60 bases of columns were found. It is difficult to determine the purpose of the building. It will be possible as a result of research."
He said that such a huge building has not been revealed in the course of excavations carried out so far in Azerbaijan.
"The remains of the foundation of stone columns were found in some places," he said. "Earlier, we could not find 50 - 60 bases of columns in one place."