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Azeri  English     Nakhchivan has made valuable gifts to world world civilization.




        The first archeological materials in Nakhchivan were found in 1895 in Gizilburun, when stone box grave monuments were casually destructed. Extending the archeological research works in Nakhchivan makes a testimony to the fact that, it is the old cultural center Nakhchivan’s colored utensils belonging to the Bronze Age and its monuments had also drawn the attention of foreign investigators. The researchers like, N. V. Fyodrov, I. I. Meshaninov, A. A. Miller, A. K. Alakbarov, O. H. Habibullayev, V. N. Aliyev had played a great role in study of Nakhchivan archeological monuments. There have been found hundreds of archeological monuments and ancient cultures by result of these researches in Nakhchivan.


            The analysis of Nakhchivan archeological monuments has proved that it is rich with the art works. O. H. Habibullayev during excavations found some colored utensils belonging to Eneolith Age and as well as various animal figures, worshipping things belonging to Kur-Araz culture. O. H. Hhabibullayev has informed that on one of the clay utensils belonging to the Bronze Age there is a stylish human figure. O. H. Habibullayev characterized the colored utensils of Middle Bronze Age to be a spiritual culture; he counts that the illustrations found on the colored utensils express the geometric motives given within a definite composition of fauna and flora and all these have their specific meanings. The likely findings by the researchers in Nakhchivan denote that there have existed a mythological looks among the tribes residing in Nakhchivan. The world outlooks of the tribes residing in Nakhchivan are also clearly reflected in Gamigaya traceries.


    Gamigaya traceries are one of the valuable archeological monuments. A monument, included into the on rock illustration group is situated in unreachable place and this is one of the causes, which harden an investigation of this place. Gamigaya drawings are of syncretism type of cultural monument, which reflects ancient peoples’ religion, ideology, and myth and looks in politics. That is why the investigation of this monument requires the join efforts and combining all scientific knowledge in the field of archeology, folklore, mythology and ethnography. From on side a difficult character of these sciences and from other side the deficiency of mythological investigations had created some obstacles in study of Gamigaya monuments.

    Gamigaya drawings are expression of human world outlooks in the shape of definite coded-anthropomorphosis and zoomorphic images. Without accepting these drawings as mythological comprehension, and without knowing the secrets of this codes and what kind of information it gave it is difficult to make analysis and “read” them. We should also note that, during the analysis of the drawings a world Cosmographic model used. These drawings reflect the world model as a whole or it is structure from a definite standing. Despite the archeological research works has been carried out in Nakhchivan for a long time, we have not learned yet some stages of Stone Age, especially the Neolith Age which has put the foundation of the old civilization. But, the research works conducted showed that the human beings started to reside here during middle Paleolithic Period. The investigations proved that the Gamigaya illustrations had not appeared casually, it had been closely connected with the socioeconomic development of tribes residing in this territory; it had reflected the world outlook and beliefs of the people at that period. The mutual economic, cultural relations with neighboring countries had also a great influence on formation of Nakhchivan’s art.


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