A nation is known, recognized and distinguished among the world nations by certain characteristic features. The highest and the greatest of these features is culture.

HEYDAR ALIYEV
119

China Daily highlights inscription of Sheki with Khan’s Palace on UNESCO's World Heritage List

China Daily newspaper has published an article highlighting the inscription of Azerbaijan`s historic centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The article says: “Azerbaijan`s historic centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List at a meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Baku.

The historic city of Sheki is located at the foot of the Greater Caucasus Mountains and divided in two by the Gurjana River. While the older northern part is built on the mountain, its southern part extends into the river valley. Its historic centre, rebuilt after the destruction of an earlier town by mudflows in the 18th century, is characterized by a traditional architectural ensemble of houses with high gabled roofs.

Located along important historic trade routes, the city's architecture is influenced by Safavid, Qadjar and Russian building traditions. The Khan Palace, in the northeast of the city, and a number of merchant houses, reflect the wealth generated by silkworm breeding and the trade in silk cocoons from the late 18th to the 19th centuries.”

NEWS

12.07.2019 14:38
Contest in honor of great Nasimi announced
07.07.2019 17:22
Message of congratulation to the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of inclusion of the historical center of Sheki with the Khan's Palace in the UNESCO World Heritage List
06.07.2019 18:09
Seven cultural sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
05.07.2019 18:06
Two natural sites, one in China, another in Iran, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
04.07.2019 19:30
Minister of Culture, Abulfas Garayev met with Secretary General of Europe Nostra
04.07.2019 09:27
Country`s finest craftsmen gather in Baku
27.06.2019 12:28
Baku hosts 3rd World Heritage Site Managers’ Forum
21.06.2019 11:12
State Symphony Orchestra to give concert
15.06.2019 10:37
First republican exhibition & sale opens in capital
14.06.2019 11:57
Works by national artist amaze art lovers in France
22.05.2019 19:57
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum organizes a musical-literary evening "Life is beautiful"
14.05.2019 09:48
International Museum Day will be solemnly celebrated in our country
03.05.2019 16:07
The UN Office of Counter-Terrorism hosts an interactive dialogue
02.05.2019 14:49
ISESCO Director General hails First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva`s activity in humanitarian sphere
02.05.2019 09:56
5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue gets underway in Baku
President Ilham Aliyev attended opening of the Forum
30.04.2019 10:57
Baku Summer Jazz Days: grand jazz marathon on Caspian coast
30.04.2019 10:32
7th Meeting of UNESCO National Commissions and Committees of TURKSOY Member Countries held in Osh
25.04.2019 11:10
7th Meeting of UNESCO National Commissions and Committees of TURKSOY Member Countries held in Osh