On July 23, 2021 the next virtual seminar entitled “Comparative Review of Petroglyphs in the Caspian Region” was held within the Erasmus+ PICASP project. The seminar, organized by MIRAS Public Union, was intended for the project partners and aimed to promote the national and cultural heritage of Azerbaijan.
Representative of MIRAS Public Union Gunel Seyidahmedova opened the seminar together with the Italian coordinator of the project Oliva Menozzi and informed the participants about the issues on the agenda. Then, the floor was given to the invited speakers. Prof. Malahat Farajova, Dr. Nizami Mammadzadeh spoke about the historical and cultural sources in Azerbaijan, Gobustan rocks, rock paintings, petroglyphs and their compatibility with the monuments of Central Asia, and also presented 3D image of the paintings.
In addition, the employees of the Ateshgah Temple and Yanardagh Reserve provided extensive information about the monuments of the state cultural and historical heritage, as well as showed the participants the area of the monuments through a virtual tour. All presentations were met with great interest by the participants, especially the European partners, who addressed various questions to the speakers.
Khazar University was represented at the meeting by Ulkar Bayramova, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center.