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Tour To The Nature Reserve Gobustan

Tour To The Nature Reserve Gobustan Packages
Country: Azerbaijan
City: Baku
Duration: 3 Hour(s) - 50 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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The reserve is well known for its perfectly preserved rock paintings - petroglyphs - a kind of artistic "archive" of human evolution on the Earth.

"Documents" of such archives are the first human’s presentation of his/her "I" to the outside world.

Gobustan Rocks are not just the brightest witnesses of the prehistoric period of human existence. They reflect the history of this region for nearly 15,000 years - from the end of the era of the Upper Paleolithic till the Middle Ages. Of particular interest are the images of multi-oar boats, with a light source at the stern.

They were drowned above the level at which people had been portrayed, and this phenomenon set up a lot of different interpretations. Today Azerbaijani scientists found, described, and studied more than 4,000 petroglyphs (rock paintings in the stone carving art) and this important work continues.

Before the start of the tour around Gobustan guests will visit the interactive museum with the same name, where with the help of special programs and multimedia touch screens you will get information about nature, and the flora of Gobustan.

Only a few people know that Azerbaijan ranks first place in the number of active mud volcanoes. Traces of their work can be found in Gobustan as well. These volcanoes are formations of cone-shaped hills with a crater in the ground.

And of course, the tourists also have the opportunity to explore them during this tour.

Route: Drive to Gobustan/ excursion to the reserve/ return to the hotel.

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Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art. The site also features the remains of inhabited caves, settlements, and burials, all reflecting an intensive human use by the inhabitants of the area during the wet period that followed the last Ice Age, from the Upper Paleolithic to the Middle Ages.

Gobustan has an outstanding universal value for the quality and density of its rock art engravings, for the substantial evidence the collection of rock art images presents for hunting, fauna, flora, and lifestyles in pre-historic times, and for the cultural continuity between prehistoric and medieval times that the site reflects.

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