- I YOCOCU Agsu School Ended11.10.2014 5-day 1st YOCOCU School for students and young professionals arranged in Medieval Agsu town on 6-12 October, 2014 at initiative of MIRAS Social Organization in Support of Studying of Cultural Heritage, with support of Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, ANAS, Agsu region Executive Power was completed. The school was dedicated to the topics of conservation, restoration and management of archaeological sites.
- VIII. International Symposium of Turkic Culture, Art and Protection of Cultural Heritage/Art Activity held in Konya city of Turkey21.05.2014 On 15-18thMay, 2014 VIII. International Symposium of Turkic Culture, Art and Protection of Cultural Heritage/Art Activity was co-organized by Turkish Handicraft Research and Application Center of Selçuk University of Turkey; MIRAS Social Organization in Support of Studying of Cultural Heritage, Azerbaijan; Underground Arqueología Spain; NGO Archaeologica, Macedonia; Italian Association of Conservation Scientists and Konya Municipality in Konya City of Turkey.
- AZERBAIJANI RESEARCHERS TOOK PART AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ‘CURRENT TRENDS IN THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE PRESERVATION: THE NATIONAL AND THE INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES’12.11.2013 On 6-10 November 2013 an international conference on "Current trends in archaeological heritage preservation: the national and the international perspectives" was held in in Iaşi City known as cultural capital of Romania and considered symbol of the country's history.
- Attention! Unique finding comes Mechanization expert of Kurdamir region Irrigation System Department, Alimovsum Ismayilov displayed money treasure buried in an earthenware pitcher while digging a canal with escavator in the area of Muradkhan village.
- Archaeological excavations in Agsu The ruins of Medieval Agsu Town recalled like “Agsu” or “Yeni Shamakhi” in written sources but known as “Agsu fortress” or ‘Xarabasheher” among the nation is situated in the area of present Agsu region, 4-5 kilometer south-east from Agsu Town and around Ulgujlu, Arabushagi, Agarkh and Jurugly villages.
- “Medieval Agsu Town” archaeological tourism complex project and archaeological tourism perspectives in Azerbaijan The area of Azerbaijan is a carrier of a multi-millennium history till nowadays, and Azeris are founders of this history. The history begun from Guruchay is displayed more as a result of many archaeological investigations, and becomes to a document and source.
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The Joint Project of Agsu Archaeological Expedition of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography and the National Museum of History of Azerbaijan of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan and “MIRAS” Social Organization in Support of Studying of Cultural Heritage
Large-scale archaeological studies have been underway since March 2010 at the initiative of “MIRAS” Social Organization in Support of Studying of Cultural Heritage on the basis of the joint project of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography and the National Museum of History of Azerbaijan of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan under the leadership of doctor of historical sciences Gafar Jabiev. Note this area of approx. 600 sq. m was excavated by archaeologists in March. As a result of excavations, numerous building ruins, production sites, streets, square and abundant artifacts going back to the 18 century were uncovered. About 300 copper and silver coins, stone and metal mouldings, numerous metal ingots and industrial hollows and production pits, as well as instruments used in metallurgy. All these are illustrative that there were workshops on the area specializing in various spheres of metallurgy. Also, remains of red and rose-colored dyestuffs were discovered inside pitchers, hence, one can say with certainty that dyeworks had once operated on the area. Testifying to the widely spread network of potteries, stone-dressing, bone-working and glass-making sites are numerous glazed and non-glazed, stone, bone and glasswares. Of interest are a great number of household articles and adornments. The above is indicative that in the reviewed period Agsu maintained close trade and cultural ties with scores of towns.