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by Ronnie Gallagher. See the article here: []


Azerbaijan is a land of mystery and intrigue. We need only consider the enigmatic and ancient Maiden Tower in the Old City, whose purpose and function remain conjectural, to realise just how little is known of its past cultures. While history is largely silent on its ancient past, archaeology informs us that its inhabitants were deeply spiritual, believed in life after death and in the supernatural. (Geyushev). Ancient beliefs involved the worship of natural phenomenon was essentially animistic, with the sun and moon playing important roles. Evidence of spirituality is seen in burial mounds or ‘kurgans’ where human remains in box-like tombs or ‘cists’ often face to the West – towards the setting sun, to the night time and the place of the dead. (Kvachidze,V., Pers comm.).

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