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Historical ethnographic museum of Khinalug village

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Location  Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan
Beginning date  2001
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The historical-ethnographic museum in Khinalug village (Azerbaijani: Xınalıq tarix-etnoqrafiya muzeyi) is a museum that was established in 2001 by residents of the Khinalug village. It is located in the Quba Rayon of Azerbaijan.


History of museum

Founder of the historical-ethnographic museum is a resident of Khinalug village – Khalil-Rahman Abdurrahman oglu Jabbarov. Rare historical exhibits, archaeological and ethnographical materials, and also carpets and kilims, various house utensils, pottery and ceramic dishes, stone books etc. have been collected in the museum on his initiative and with help of residents of the ancient village. The most interesting exhibit of the museum, attracting many tourists to the village, are manuscript books dated to the 15th-20th centuries and they evidence that the past of the village was closely related to science.

Characteristics of the museum

Total area of the museum, consisting 2 halls, is 160 square meters. A building, where the museum is located, reminds of a historical castle. Works of Rahim Alkhas - the eminent Azerbaijani poet, native of Khinalug village are exhibited at entrance of the museum.

Interesting facts

The Khinalug village is 2300–2500 meters above the sea level. It is famous for its language, distinctive customs and traditions. About two thousand people live in Khinalug at this time. Nearly the whole population is indigenous. Residents of Khinalug were fire worshippers until the Islamic belief. Fire is an object of a particular respect up to now. There is a source of natural gas in the western part of Khinalug, which is called Ateshgah.


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