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Kish, Azerbaijan

Kish , one of the oldest of Azerbaijani villages, is well known for the unique ancient Albanian temple. This antique temple – mother of Alban churches. It has a special status among Christian Albanian monuments. It is valuable not only as an architectural monument but also because of its outstanding historical significance. The official date of its birth is the 1st century AD when the territory of Azerbaijan was included into Caucasian part of Albania . Historians assume that the temple was founded by apostle Elise i who brought Christianity to Albania : “Elise having received the Orient as his lot went from Jerusalem to Persia and started to preach with his three pupils; there he was prosecuted so he arrived in Kish where he founded a church and made a bloodless sacrifice”

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