Azerbaijan, Baku, May 19 / Trend I.Isabalayeva /
Azerbaijani archeologists have discovered a new fact of history that is associated with the Azerbaijani-Georgian border, Head of the Ganja Archeological Expedition of the Archaeology and Ethnography Institute at the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), Arif Mammadov, said.
"The expedition led by me in the Ikinji Shikhli village in the Gazakh region, particularly on the high sandy hill at the confluence of the rivers Kur and Khram (or Anahatir), discovered the ruins of the Hunan city existed in the Middle Ages," Mammadov told Trend.
Earlier, the Azerbaijani and Georgian scientists believed that the Hunan city existed between the villages of Khatinli and Alimardanli in Tovuz, he said.
But the Azerbaijani scientists, referring to the written sources and new archaeological data, have proved that the Hunan city existed in the Ikinji Shikhli village in the Gazakh region.
He said formerly Georgian scientists referring to the fact that the Hunan city is located in Tovuz, claimed that Georgian border extending to the Tovuz region.
"But finding the exact location of the Hunan city has given new facts. So, if we consider that in every great feudal town played a major role at least at a distance of 150 kilometers the Middle Ages, then Hunan was a major center for Borchali, Bashkechida, Basarkechera, Shamshaddil, Yerevan , Tbilisi and other Azerbaijani lands," Mammadov said.