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Ismayilli Museum of Local Lore

Baku, March 11, AZERTAC

Ismayilli Museum of Local Lore, which has been operating since 1980, moved to a new building in 2009.

The museum's collection includes more than 1,000 exhibits, including many unique ones, such as, for example, the oldest butter found in the world. It was found in an amphora in the village of Mollaisagli during the construction of the Oghuz-Gabala-Baku water pipeline. Specialists of the capital's museum of archeology conducted an examination and found out that the origin of butter is related to the III-I centuries BC.

Also in the village of Mollaisagli, inhabited by hapyts - one of the ethnic groups of Caucasian Albania, many samples of pottery were discovered, bronze ornaments, burials of people dating back to the II-I centuries BC.

These and many other finds are also on display in the museum. It is impossible not to mention the stone that is stored here, presumably a meteorite, which landed from the depths of the cosmos. The unusual molten surface of the stone, large weight with small dimensions leaves no doubt about its origin.

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