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Full of mysteries and legends: Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan (38 photos)

Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan region is one of the country’s spots that the visiting tourists should absolutely visit. Nakhchivan is the birthplace of the National Leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev. Famous scholars, statesmen, writers, artists were also born there.

Full of mysteries and legends, Nakhchivan is one of the oldest settlements in the world. The toponym “Nakhchivan” has several etymological meanings. According to one of the versions, the toponym “Nakhchivan” is associated with the name of the legendary Prophet Nuh (upon the Old Testament – Noah), who escaped after the Great Deluge.

Nakhchivan’s historical and cultural sites include archaeological monuments, architectural monuments, historical monuments, places of worship and so on.

Below is a photo collection of Nakhchivan, take a look:

*Photos by Mirnaib Hasanoglu, head of the board of Azerbaijan Photographers Union (for Trend News Agency)


photobaku • May 13, 2015

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