The participants of the Global Media Forum on “New Media in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution” held in the city of Shusha got acquainted with the historical places and nature of the city of Shusha, APA reports.
The guests first visited the walls of the Shusha fortress. Here, they were provided with information about the history of the city of Shusha and the construction of the fortress walls.
It is reported that the fortress, built by the Karabakh Khan Panah Ali Khan, protected the city from external interventions and became a symbol of impregnability for a long time. During the occupation period, the fortress walls suffered from Armenian vandalism. After Shusha was liberated, restoration and repair works were carried out on the fortress.
The guests visited the central square of Shusha city, where the bullet-riddled statues of Azerbaijan's renowned personalities Natavan, Bulbul, and Uzeyir Hajibeyli were placed. An employee of the Shusha City State Protection Administration provided information to the guests about the city and the statues that were affected by bullets.
The guests visited several cultural landmarks in Shusha, including Khurshidbanu Natavan's house, the "Khan gizi" spring, the Ganja Gate of the Shusha fortress, the Yukhari Govhar Agha Mosque, the Mehmandarovs' Estate Complex, and the Gazanchi Church. During the tour, they were informed about the damage inflicted on these cultural monuments by the Armenians during the occupation period.
It has been reported that after the liberation of Shusha, extensive restoration and reconstruction efforts were initiated. Alongside the establishment of infrastructure, the restoration of the city's authentic appearance, historical sites, and cultural monuments in Shusha has been given priority.
Finally, the guests arrived at Cidir Duzu (Jidir Plain) and enjoyed the picturesque scenery.