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Main features of Christian monuments of Garabagh



In the territory of Garabagh, considered as integral part of Azerbaijan, besides archeological monuments of Azerbaijan many surface Christian monuments were studied. They were made of air-dried brick, river stone, limestone and then brick built temples. The construction of such monuments was started in the early Middle Ages and was continued in the Middle Ages. Such monuments were found in Barda, Agjabedi, Aghdam, Fuzuli, Agdara territory, as well as in Lachin and Kalbajar. Of these most famous are Qanzasar, Amaras and the Elysee temples. It should be noted that the Christian monuments of Albanians are available in other regions of Azerbaijan (Baku, Nakhchivan, Mingachevir, Shamakhi).
Despite the claims of the Armenians, it was proven several times that those monuments were of Alban origin and also they had nothing common with Armenians.
From analysis of jaw and teeth of ancient people lived in mountainous part of Garabagh (In Upper Garabagh) it was found that the people lived in these area historically at mountainous part of Garabagh (Nagorno-Garabagh territory) had no ethnic links to the present Armenians. As a result of the analysis it was proved that the ancient residents of Garabagh are ancestors of present Azerbaijanis. Thus, the claims of Armenians on Garabagh monuments are in vain.

The only fact that proves the belonging of these monuments to Armenians is inscriptions on these monuments but it can not be taken as base for proving ethnic belonging of these monuments. First of all, it is known that during Middle Ages the Latin was scientific language in the countries of Europe. Secondly, it is clear from the scientific literature that territory of Albania was under the Arsaki in I-VI centuries and under Mehrani dynasties until the beginning of the VII-VIII century. At that time the Albanian script and the Albanian-arran language were widespread there. There was neither need in the Armenian language nor place. Armenian inscriptions on the monuments as a rule are the traces made later for falsification.
In Armenian historiography since a long ago such a view was formed that Nagorno-Garabagh region is an integral part of Armenia. This planned and "purposeful" event was based by the Armenian scientists of the last century (M. Jamjiyan, K.Sahnazarian, I.Emin, K. Patkanov and others) was founded by. All Armenian orientalist historians acted till date from these positions. In contrast to the arrived Armenians the main population of the region by origin, language and culture was closely related with various local Turkic and other communities living thousand years between the Great Caucasus and Arax River. Increase of Armenians in Garbagh in significant number is connected with providing assignment to 10 thousand foreign Armenians (XX century) and later granting of autonomy them during the Soviet period. It is well known that until the XIX century the ethnic Armenians in Garabagh have never been so much in number. It is proved by monument erected in 1978 by Armenians self in honor of shifting and settlement (from Maragha of Iran) of first 200 families in Maraga village of Agdere, Garabagh.

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