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Albanian monastery-Aghoghlan Temple

Baku, April 16, AZERTAC

Aghoghlan Temple is Albanian monastery built in the 5th-6th centuries. Aghoghlan Temple is set in two acres of land at the 30th kilometer of Lachin-Minkand highway, on the right bank of the river Hakari, near Kosalar village of Lachin district. As the monument was exposed to avalanches and destructions at different times, it was rebuilt in the style of church and adapted to monastery. After restoration, Aghoghlan Temple had become one of the most spectacular monuments of the Albanian period architecture of the Azerbaijani history. The temple is 25 meters long and 12.5 meters wide. Two rows of the square-shaped eight bearing piles – pylons divided the inner side of the building into three parts.

The monument was under occupation since May 18, 1992. Armenians made illegal changes in architectural style and the interior of Aghoghlan monastery, completely wiped out the inscriptions on the walls of the monument, as well as a large number of ornaments and symbols reflecting the Albanian period or greatly changed them.

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