Shamkir Museum of History and Local Lore

Baku, March 14, AZERTAC

Shamkir Museum of History and Local Lore features about 5,830 exhibits reflecting both the history of Azerbaijan and Shamkir.

Here you can see ceramic painted and copper utensils, jugs, oil lamps, decorations, weapons, embroidery, archeological artifacts, coins and bills, early samples of musical instruments, knitting and spinning tools, etc. The oldest of the museum exhibits dates back to the Neolithic VII -V millennium BC is a small stone lamp. The museum also features a variety of stone tools - a hoe with stone teeth, a threshing stone, etc. The period of the Eneolith includes dishes made of different kinds of wood and clay, bronze ornaments, etc.

Of great interest are the finds discovered during excavations in 1970 on the left bank of the Kura River. Here, on the top of the mountain, a burial was discovered, where nine graves were concentrated on an area of only 5-6 square meters, in which over 35 jars, churn, belts, women's jewelry, various utensils for drinking, etc. were found. Bones of animals were found in jars. On the right bank of the Kura, 17 copper coins of the 10th-12th centuries were found.

Quite a lot in the museum exhibits of the period of Caucasian Albania III-IV centuries. Its exposition also shows bright examples of Azerbaijani national costumes, women's headgear, caskets and much more.

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