Labyrinth-shaped burial place discovered in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 18
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:
Archaeologists discovered a labyrinth-shaped burial place dated to the Bronze Age in the Shakhtakhti village, Kangarli region, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, head of the Shakhtakhti archaeological expedition of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) Gahraman Aghayev told Trend Sept. 18.
"The graves in the burial place are connected with each other, by forming a circle," he said.
The scholars suggest that the grave, located in the center of a labyrinth, belongs to the leader of the tribe, while the graves near it to are the representatives of the tribe.
"This finding is unique," he said.
Aghayev stressed that the form of the burial place may be associated with a particular religious cult.
"Apparently, this was created for the soul to move from one body to another," he said.
"The preliminary research dated the discovered burial ground to the Bronze Age," he said.
"More extensive research is planned to be conducted next year," Aghayev said.