Public building remains discovered in the Kilsedag temple complex

Public building remains discovered in the Kilsedag temple complex
# 13 July 2022 22:58 (UTC +04:00)

The archeological research projects conducted around the Kilsedag temple complex have been completed, ANAS Institute of Archaeology, Ethnography and Anthropology told APA.

In the past two years, building remnants that were closely related to the circular temple complex were discovered on the site as a consequence of surface archaeological observations made in the complex's vicinity. Taking into account the connection of the remains of the building with the Kilsedag temple complex, archaeological research was conducted to identify the architectural feature.

Interesting architectural components were found during the archaeological examination of the Kilsedag temple complex's territories 26 meters long from north to south, and 12.50 meters wide from east to west.

The length of the oval-shaped public building from the northern and southern parts is 21 meters, the width is 12 meters, and the wall thickness is 1.40 m.

A large number of pottery, glass and tile remains from the Late Antiquity-Early Middle Ages and the Middle Ages were discovered during the research in the area.

Topographical planning of the excavation area was carried out by leveling method, and photo and video images of the area were recorded by drone in order to ensure more efficiency of future research.

According to the information provided by the institution, it is planned to continue the archaeological excavation and research works in the Kilsedag temple complex in the next research year.

Note that the Kilsedag temple was discovered in 1971 in the village of Buyuk Amili, Gabala region.

According to some researchers, the church was built on the foundations of the ancient temple of Mithras