Scholars: Archaeological findings in Azerbaijani region are of great importance
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 11 / Trend I. Isabalayeva /
Archaeological research conducted in Azerbaijan up to now shows that the country is one of the places of residence of an ancient man, director of the Azerbaijani Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography under the National Academy of Sciences Maisa Rahimova said a joint briefing with the Azerbaijani History Museum today. The briefing was devoted to the ancient treasure found in Agsu region.
She added that Azerbaijani archaeology has been rapidly developing. That is why the Presidential Reserve Fund allocates the funds. "Studies on the site are underway, "she said.
"Around 37 gold coins (Dutch ducats), scattered at a distance from each other, were found while conducting the seventh archaeological excavation operation on June 22, head of the Agsu archaeological expedition," Gafar Jabiyev said.
Around 31 coins were minted in 1800, one - in 1781, 1786, 1796 and three in 1787. Their condition is good.
"Similar coins were widely distributed throughout the world in 18th century," he said.
"According to the specialists, the importance of ducats in the world during that period could be compared to the value of the U.S dollar today."
A gold necklace was also found in Agsu on July 9, he said.
He added that archaeological findings testify to the fact that Azerbaijani towns had close relations with many world cities in the 18th century.