Ministry of Culture: Keshishchidag complex is a state historical and cultural reserve of Azerbaijan

Ministry of Culture: Keshishchidag complex is a state historical and cultural reserve of Azerbaijan
The Keshishchidag monastery complex is a historical and cultural reserve of Azerbaijan, a source in the Ministry of Culture told Report.

It was noted that the complex covers a vast area extending to 25 km along the Azerbaijani-Georgian border: "It locates 75 km of Aghstafa, 28 km southeast of the last settlement. The cave complex rises 750-950 meters above the sea level, embracing the cliffs to the south and southeast.There are up to 70 natural and artificial 2000-year-old caves in the reserve. In the cave complex among impassable rocks at an altitude of 11 meters stand a fortress, two Albanian stone-clad temples located 1,500 meters from each other, holy spring Gudrat Budağı, the legacy of the fireworshippers. 3 km south of the caves the archaeologists discovered nearly 100 tumulus dating back to the late Bronze-early Iron ages. By decree of President Ilham Aliyev dated December 19, 2007, the set of caves covering part of the Keshishchidag mountain range in Aghstafa region, was declared the state historical and cultural reserve Keshishchidag. Since the start of its activity, the reserve has been cooperating with the ANAS Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Institutes of Archaeology and Art and Institute of History."

The ministry said that in order to promote the reserve and ensure comfort of the visitors, definite works were held: "Road signs and display boards about the reserve have been set. The documentary "The stone insriptions of the ancient land' was shot about the State historical and cultural reserve Keshishchidag. In addition, the panoramic shots were made in 2018 to help take a virtual trip around the reserve and they were posted on the reserve's website in the Virtual Keshishchidag section.

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