23. Informaion Center - Remains of an ancient settlement have been
found in Sheki. The historical monument was discovered during archaeological
excavations carried out by the Azerbaijani-Kazakh international archaeological
expedition at the Tepebashi monument, MENAFN – AzerNews reports.
As a result, an archeological team found artifacts
confirming the traces of the ancient settlement. For the first time during
the Fazil village excavations, archeologist came across ancient farm
Moreover, a 2,000-year-old potter's
oven and the old cemetery were also discovered during the
The graves contained numerous material and cultural
artifacts of the ancient period - ceramics, bronze objects, iron weapons,
ceramic beads, as well as the remains of people and animals.
The excavation was documented by drone aerial photography,
and the recovered material was recovered on site and included in the inventory.
Kazakhstani archaeologists were unable to take part in the
archaeological excavations in Sheki this year. Nevertheless, Azerbaijani
and Kazakh archaeologists will work together on a scientific analysis of this
kind of excavation. Archaeological excavations in the village of Fazil
will continue next year.
A catalog and explanation of the findings will be issued in
For the first time during the archaeological excavations in
2020 of the Tepebashi monument, which has been studied since 1984 and was still
known as a necropolis, farm buildings were discovered.
Rightly called the architectural reserve of the country,
Sheki is home to multiple historical sites, including caravanserais,
ancient mosques and much more.
It was one of the biggest cities of the Albanian states in
the 1st century. The main temple of the ancient Albanians was located
Gelersen-Gorersen fortress, Sheki Juma, Omar Efendi mosques,
Narin Gala, Palace of Sheki Khans are among some of the city`s most popular historical