Nizami Museum in Ganja - preserving legacy of Azerbaijan’s great poet of all time

Baku, March 28, AZERTAC

Nizami Ganjavi Ilyas ibn-Yusif (1141-1209), one of Azerbaijan’s greatest poets and one of the world’s greatest minds of all time was born, lived and died in the city of Ganja, where his nickname Ganjavi comes from.

The poet became famous for creating a large cycle of romantic poems, widely known in Azerbaijan and Iran.

Nizami Ganjavi is also widely regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of the East and the collection of the thoughts and writings from the past about him shows that his philosophical legacy has always been in the focus of equally serious attention as his poetry.

As a prominent Azerbaijani statesman and poet Abbasgulu agha Bakikhanov wrote in his article about Nizami: “No language is able to fully describe his greatness and brilliance. So well expressed and so perfectly accurate.”

The Nizami Ganjavi Museum in Ganja, which was constructed with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev in January 2014, features more details about the life and creativity of the great poet.

The exposition of the museum contains ancient manuscripts, art illustrations for Nizami's works, sculptures, everyday objects typical for the period of the poet's life and other valuable exhibits.

There are also books and monographs published on the occasion of the 800th and 840th jubilees of the genius poet.

Moreover, on a separate stand you can see photos made during the celebration in 2011 of the 870th anniversary of Nizami Ganjavi.

The museum also has monitors displaying the life and creativity of the poet, and an electronic kiosk with detailed information. In the research department of the museum all conditions for scientific research have been created. There is also a conference hall for various events and recreation areas for guests and tourists in the museum.

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