Azerbaijani ministry discloses number of new cultural monuments in liberated territories
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.28
By Jeyhun Alakbarov – Trend:
Monitoring is carried out in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan to assess the state of the monuments and cultural institutions located there, Acting Head of the State Service for Protection, Development and Restoration of Cultural Heritage under Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture Azad Jafarli said, Trend reports on Jan.28.
According to Jafarli, as of date monitoring of 303 historical and cultural monuments has been carried out.
"Most of them were completely destroyed. Besides, 87 new historical and cultural monuments have been found. Some 461 cultural institutions, including museums, houses of culture, libraries, have been assessed, of which 212 libraries and 199 houses of culture were completely destroyed,” he said.
“This is yet the non-complete list of registered objects, so the process continues. Up until now, almost 1,100 monuments have been registered, most of which are completely destroyed," added the director.
The territories had been liberated from Armenian occupation during the 44-day war (from late Sept. through early Nov.2020).