Archeological finds unearthed near Azerbaijan’s Barda - PHOTO

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# 27 July 2015 14:59 (UTC +04:00)
Barda. Teymur Zahidoglu – APA. A number of archeological finds have surfaced at the Shortepe monument situated 5 km away from the Barda district center.
As a result of the excavations carried out by the Bard archeological expedition, a variety of items estimated to date back to the seventh century B.C. have been discovered, APA’s Garabagh bureau said.
Prof. Arif Mammadov, head of the Barda expedition of the Archeology and Ethnography Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, said they have found walls as wide as 4 meters and cultural items belonging to the seventh century B.C.
The archeologist says that based on the results of a series of excavations carried out a few years ago at the Shortepe monument they estimate Bard might have been a highly civilized place in the middle of the 1st millennium B.C., adding that the ancient city of Barda emerged as a result of craftsmanship diverging from cattle breeding and farming.
“Considering this process began in the mid-second millennium B.C., it becomes clear once more that the city is at least 3,000 years old. During excavations we are able to follow the city’s history in three layers. The top layer dates back to the 9-10th centuries, the second layer to the 2nd to 8th centuries, and the third layer to the 7th century B.C. to the 3rd century A.D.,” said Arif Mammadov.