Azerbaijan has found the palace of the Achaemenid Empire

31 Mar

EmpireDiscovered the great palace of the Achaemenid Empire – the largest outside Iran, said c-Ait Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan with reference to the magazine “Science and Life.” In the large hall, opposite the entrance to the palace, found the place the throne – he was discovered in 2006 by the rise in the central part of the building. (The first place throne in the palace of the Achaemenid Empire in Pasargadae in Iran, found in the 1960s, the British team of archaeologists led by D. Stronaha). From the main entrance to the palace in the village Garadzhamerli formed by porticos and columns (propylene), was found extending to the north and south exterior wall. During the excavation of the palace found ceramic vessels, glass bowls and some ceramic sink for water (drainage). Portions of plum found two signs may be written in the language of international communication of the time – Aramaic. Archaeologists are now waiting for the finds of written sources – the cuneiform inscriptions on the pillars. Perhaps the signs are in three languages: Old Persian, Akkadian, Elamite. It is also possible that there may be archives of clay tablets.

Based on archaeological findings, the palace lasted about 200 years, and then was abandoned and stood empty for a long time. All the valuables were collected and removed from the palace in advance. (Power is the Achaemenid ceased to exist after the Battle of Gaugamela, which took place October 1 331 BC). After the departure of the Persians in the halls of the palace settled residents, as evidenced by the findings of local production of tableware. Starting from the II century BC People broke out a stone from the remains of the palace for the construction of residential buildings.

Today, archaeologists know about the six Achaemenid palaces in the South Caucasus. Benjamin is known for the palace in Armenia, and Tsaritepe Garadzhamerli in Azerbaijan, another unnamed palace is located on the border of Azerbaijan and Georgia. The most northern point of this path are in Georgia: a palace near the village of Samadlo and another – the village Humbatov. The distance between the palaces of about 30 km. When it was not known, and half of these findings, the archaeologist Ideal Narimanov Azerbaijani suggested that the chain goes to the palaces of Derbent. Perhaps these palaces of Darius I built to withstand the Scythians and SACAM.

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