Azerbaijan begins excavations in city with 2,000-year-history
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 11 / Trend M. Aliyev /
The archaeological excavations began in the Azerbaijani town of Gabala, the head of the Gabala expedition of the Archaeology and Ethnography Institute of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences, doctor of historical sciences Gafar Jabiyev told Trend.
He said that the excavations in the territory of the Gabala fortress are made by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences with financial support of the Azerbaijani-Korean Association for Cultural Exchange.
"A fortress is a place where people live for a long time in Gabala," he said. "People lived from I century BC to the XVIII century AD in this area. The city is a place where people lived for 2,000 years."
He expressed confidence that the excavations will help to clarify many obscure aspects of the history of the city. He said that archaeologists, historians, ethnographers and architects take part in the excavations.