Interesting archaeological finding discovered in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 12 / Trend Isabalaeva/
The Institute of Archeology and Ethnography under the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences has discovered an interesting finding during archeological excavations in Gulustan fortress in Shamakha district, central Azerbaijan.
"The excavations in the fortress found enameled dishes here similar to enameled dishes from the Husein Pir in Hadjiqabul district, Azerbaijan, that are kept in the St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum," Shamakha-Agsu archeological expedition leader Akif Guliyev said.
"Totally 500 copies of enameled dishes of different forms with different patterns were discovered," he added.
"Academics Bartold and Dorn, who once visited khanaka of Husein Pir (sacred place), were amazed with the beauty of these dishes. After, they began transporting dishes from Azerbaijan. It was exported to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tbilisi, and after a while, dishes were sold in Paris. Since then there has not been any sign of these beautiful dishes in khanaka. Today some of its parts are kept at St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum," said Guliyev.
This finding gives a reason to suppose that there could also be a mausoleum similar to Husein Pir khanaka in Gulustan. But it will be clear after excavations in Gulustan fortress next year.