Idea #481 – Observing the 6000 prehistorical rupestral engravings of Gobustan in Azerbaijan
The reserve of Gobustan, at approximately 65 km in the southwest of Baku, was created in 1966 to protect the rock art of the region, as well as the mud volcanos and the monoliths called “gaval dash”. It is the most visited reserve in Azerbaijan.
The reserve shows approximately 6000 rupestral engravings which describe fascinating scenes of the prehistoric life in the Caucasus. Engravings, executed during the last 40 000 years, represent hunting menbattles, dancing women, boats, warriors armed with lances, fighting with bulls, caravans of camels, sun and stars, and scenes of the everyday life. There is also an inscription of the XIIth Legion Fulminata, engraved between 51 and 96 AD. to commemorate the passage of the Roman army on this mythical place.
Where is it ?
Reserve of Gobustan, Azerbaijan