Step inside the History and Ethnography Museum to discover Shamkir’s ancient history. Located at the back of a Lutheran church - Shamkir was formerly a German settlement - the museum charts the city’s development from the ancient Persian Achaemenid Empire onwards. Among the thousands of items in the collection are stone tools, weapons, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, embroidery, coins and carpets from different eras. There are many items relating to the ancient kingdom of Caucasian Albania, as well as from a burial site discovered in 1970 by the Kura river. Use our Shamkir trip itinerary maker app to visit The Museum of History and Ethnography on your trip to Shamkir, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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