Great old town revealed in Ganja's territory
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 18 / Trend, I.Isabalayeva /
A great old town, which was called Laso in due time, has been revealed in the territory of Ganja, Azerbaijan, head of the Ganja Archeological Expedition of the Archaeology and Ethnography Institute at the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), Arif Mammadov, said.
He said Ganja was located on the territory called "Sheher burnu" (City point), in other words Laso in ancient centuries and early Middle Ages.
According to Mammadov, he discovered Laso on a map drawn up by the Romans in the second century BC. Laso town, indicated on this map, corresponds to the present city of Ganja.
"When Ganja's name is called, it reminds the Ganja city, which existed on the bank of the Ganja River in the Middle Ages. But the real Ganja is located on an area called "City point". So far, the area called "City point", or Laso, has not been studied by archaeologists," Mammadov said.
Mammadov said he will hold studies. The studies will start in early July and last by early September.
During the studies, trade and economic ties of Laso will be studied first, therefore, findings evidencing the trade relations of this great city with other cities will be the focus.