CULTURE


Giyasli Mosque of Aghdam

The Giyasli Mosque is located in Giyasli village, Aghdam district of Azerbaijan and was built in the eighteenth century during the Karabakh khanate. It takes its name from the village that it is located. It is considered that when it was constructed the Giyasli Mosque had two minarets, which was an architectural feature of that period of Karabakh. The resemblance with the mosques in Shusha and Aghdam cities confirm this assumption. “The large central arch element of the 18th century, as in other similar mosques, is specific to the Giyasli Mosque”. The Mosque was registered as an architectural monument of local significance by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated August 2, 2001.

During the occupation of Aghdam by the Armenian Armed Forces in 1993, the mosque was set on fire by machine gun and burnt down. Shreds of evidence show that, later on, Armenians kept cattle and pigs in the Giyasli Mosque. “Victory of Azerbaijani Army put an end to Armenian savagery.

 

 

 

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