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Ancient cemetery found in Lerik

08 August 2017 [16:07] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilov

ANAS specialists have hailed an important discovery after archaeologists unearthed a cemetery and ancient settlement in Azerbaijan's Lerik region.

The specialists of the ANAS Institute of Archeology and Ethnography announced that the cemetery and settlement revealed during the research carried out in the territory of Gurdasar village relate to the 5th century BC.

The leading researcher of ANAS, Jeyhun Eminli, said that they had been conducting research on the area for six years, reported

“Two years ago, we learned that there was a settlement near the cemetery. Work is underway in this direction. Recent studies have shown that early cemetery patterns are observed in the rocky part of the hill. There are antique items, beads, and pottery items in the tomb. The cultural effects of the emperors of that period are being examined in the discovered material-cultural examples”, he said.

The archeological research is carried out jointly with American experts.


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