By Amina Nazarli
The opening ceremony of the “Azerbaijan - magical Land of Fire” exhibition was held in the National Museum of Prague on November 27.
Co-organized by the Azerbaijan National History Museum (ANHM) and the National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) as well as the Czech National Museum, the event took place with the support of the Azerbaijani Embassy in the Czech Republic.
Representatives of the ministries of foreign affairs, culture and other state agencies of the Czech Republic, as well as members of the accredited diplomatic corps in this country, Azerbaijan and Czech communities attended the event.
Addressing the ceremony, Director of the Czech National Museum Michal Lukes, director of NAHM Naile Valikhanli and Azerbaijani Ambassador Farid Shafiyev stressed the importance of development of cultural relations between the two countries.
Later, Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibayov’s romance “Sensiz” (Without you) was performed by employees of the embassy Nigar Efendiyeva and Tural Gancaliyev on tar and piano.
The exhibition featured Azerbaijani ancient and rich history and culture, national musical instruments, clothing and jewelry. Moreover, archaeological finds, old coins and banknotes as well as other valuable items were shown in different halls of the Czech National Museum.
Various publications about the culture and history of Azerbaijan, also "Heritage" (“Irs”) magazine translated into Czech language and other information booklets and brochures were presented to the visitors.