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Archeological excavations started in Gulustan fortress

The Shamakhi-Agsu Archeological Expedition of Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Archeology and Ethnography started the archeological excavations in Gulustan fortress (8th century) built in Shamakhi.

The Institute reported that that head of the expedition Akif Guliyev said that the researches conducted in the Gulustan fortress holds a prominent place in the learning of history of Shirvanshakhs state, as well as dark pages of the Azerbaijani history. According to him, the Gulustan fortress, which has an important place in the history of Azerbaijani statehood, also bears a great importance from the archeological tourism point of view: "It will tell about Azerbaijan not only in the region but in the world".

The information says that the conversation and restoration of this monument IN the future can strengthen the tourist flow to Azerbaijan. The bad condition of the road, leading to the fortress, offers great difficulties for the expedition as well as the tourists. According to the expert opinion, the settlement of this problem doesn't demand the investment of great capital. The relevant executive authorities may soon solve this problem.