Discover the history of Gabala at the Gabala Archaeological Center. Gabala was once the capital of Caucasian Albania and remained a major city until the 18th century. The center contains finds from excavations of the old city, revealing much about the way people lived in ancient Azerbaijan. Among the many artifacts are pottery, jewelry, coins, weapons and tools and much more. Combine a visit here with a trip to the nearby excavation site. Put Gabala Archaeological Center and other Gabala attractions into our Gabala road trip app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Prior to visiting Qabala Center we we taken to the archaeological site of Salbir. Here we saw skeletal remains, pottery artifacts, clay pipes that carried water into this ancient fortress - a...
Prior to visiting Qabala Center we we taken to the archaeological site of Salbir. Here we saw skeletal remains, pottery artifacts, clay pipes that carried water into this ancient fortress - a... more »
We had a very good guide, explaining the museum and also the excavation site. He was passionate about the site and willing to ask all questions. One of my highlights of Azerbaijan
We had a very good guide, explaining the museum and also the excavation site. He was passionate about the site and willing to ask all questions. One of my highlights of Azerbaijan more »
The area where Gabala Archaeological Center is located (local population call it as Chukhur Gabala) was built in the territory of the capital city of Gabala Albania since the 4th century BC. Archaeological researches are being conducted in this area since 1926. This archaeological center is divided into three areas for its functionality and for reflecting historical periods: “Gala”, “Salbir” and “Chaggalli”. The Chaggalli settlement (50 ha) consists of remains of city life that existed in the 4th century BC. Rich and cultural layers with a few meter thick dating to the 1-10th century in Salbir settlement (13 ha) and to the 1-7th century in Gala settlement (12 ha) of ancient Gabala were discovered.
The rich exhibits here again prove that Gabala's historical past is rich in nature and is one of the brightest pages of the history of Azerbaijan. When the name of this land is mentioned, Gabala is the capital of the ancient Caucasian Albania for a long period of time, and its magnificent fortress walls are known today. Located 20 kilometers south-west of the district center, the ancient city of Gabala, located in the waterfall of the Corlu and Black rivers in the north-eastern part of the village of Chukhur Gabala, is comparable to the Babylon, Troy, Pompeii, Karfagen and other important cities of the world, with its magnificence, important political, economic and commercial center are. As a result of perennial archeological researches here, the remains of the ancient buildings, fortress walls, material and cultural monuments of production and crafts were discovered.
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