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Ancient temple found in Jalilabad

15 August 2016 13:36 (UTC+04:00)
Ancient temple found in Jalilabad

By Laman Ismayilova

An ancient temple has been found during an expedition in Gullutepe village of the Jalilabad region, the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) reported.

The temple is the oldest temple found not only in the territory of Azerbaijan, but in the whole Caucasus.

A lot of jewelry and ancient tools belonging to the Neolithic period have been also discovered during the excavations.

Moreover, a large jug filled with ashes has been found in the center of the ancient sanctuary.

The head of expedition, PhD Tufan Akhundov claims that the ash, found in the jug, has been formed due to the burning of wood used in various religious rituals.

Moreover, two burials have been also discovered in the territory of temple.

The ANAS is the main state research organization and the primary body that conducts research and coordinates activities in the fields of science and social sciences in Azerbaijan. It was established on 23 January 1945.

The Academy closely cooperates with different foreign research institutions and organizes international scientific workshops and conferences in Azerbaijan.

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Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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