Bright Baku



There are two Bakus: Baku by day, ultra-modern and realistic, and Baku by night, when a myriad of lamps and lanterns go on and the streets turn into a series of luminous and magic palaces as if they were carried over from a fairy tale.

Decorative vase. 16–17th cc. Izmir, Archaeological Museum

Rediscovering Azerbaijani art

Rasim Afandi Corresponding Fellow of ANAS,

Togrul AFANDIYEV PhD in Arts

In this article we will talk about one of the most remarkable parts of the Azerbaijani capital, its sea façade – the Baku Embankment, which has been the iconic symbol of the city for the last two centuries. In 1865, the military governor and director of the civilian part of Baku, Lt-Gen Mikhail Petrovich Kolyubyakin gave the permission to knock down the useless old wall that was separating the city from the sea and also “hampering the fresh air”.

The Khotaveng monastery. Kalbajar District.

Karabakh in the Middle Ages

Gasim Hajiyev

Doctor of History

4-7th centuries

The territory of the Caucasian Albania in the 4-7th centuries was enormous. it covered lands from the greater Caucasus in the north to the confluence of the Kura and Aras rivers in the south, from the Caspian Sea in the east to İberia in the west.


Images on pottery found in Baku


Doctor of History, Professor

Pottery, which originates from the late Stone Age, has ancient roots and is one of the mass industries, has passed a path of development that is thousands of years long and has become one of the mass production spheres turning from one form into another. The city of Baku, which is rich in necessary fuel, water and clay suitable for making items of pottery, is one of the main centers of pottery.