Discovering Gobustan Rock Art

by Nurana Hasanova
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  • Location
    Apsheron, Azerbaijan
  • Duration
    1h 30m
  • Language(s)
    • English,
    • Русский (Russian)


Start your day as a Time Traveler with period that followed the last Ice Age, from the Upper Paleolithic to the Middle Ages. The site also features the remains of inhabited caves, settlements and burials, all reflecting an intensive human use by the inhabitants.

Discover the animal images and rock art. - Welcome all success into your life with playing a music with Gaval Dash, which stands at the entrance to the park, is one of four musical stones found in the reserve. They were probably used as a percussion instrument. When this big, two-meter-long stone is struck with smaller rocks, it makes a hollow, ringing sound, resembling the sound of a tambourine, or "gaval" in Azerbaijani language.

 Learn the rock-art as a sample of first kind of communications. -  It is suggested that at the time of the earliest rock drawings the climate was wetter with verdant vegetation in the area. in the rock drawings include bulls, goats, horses, deer, lions, wolves, birds, turtles, insects and more.  Piles of stones forming what looked like huge labyrinths appeared in some areas among the ‘sea of rocks.`

 Walk through the huge megaliths and stone platforms. - Get a very special feelings with walking through huge megaliths, caves (Anazagha) and stone platforms.

 Listen to the local folklore - Those mythic elements, being the result of artistic thinking of the primary form of human society, reflect cosmos and chaos, i.e. mixture in world life, disorder, the creation of world life(order) of this irregularity, and the reflection of all this in human society. Cosmos in mythic world-outlook, i.e. rules accepted by most of the people, reflects the process of mutual understanding between the major rule of the society- family, life, man, and nature. 


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I am greeting you from Azerbaijan and pleased to invite you to a fantastic walking, historical and cultural virtual tours in Azerbaijan and believe that the itinerary surpasses your expectations. It’s truly a lovely country with so much to take in along the way. The people are very warm a welcoming and their relaxed way of life soon becomes part of your daily routine. I am ready to use my wealth of knowledge and expertise, which will be integrated to your overall experience. The natural pools are just spectacular, with mountains, lakes, sea, waterfalls in is a challenge especially around this time of year, however definitely a cherish memory and one for the photo album. About me: My name is Nurana Hasanova, 39 years old. And, I am certified tour guide and coordinator in Baku city.

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