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7th Century Jewish Settlement

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7th Century Jewish Settlement

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Location Guba, Azerbaijan
Country Azerbaijan
City Baku

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 41.35972,48.5125



Summary

Azerbaijani Jewry traces its roots back to the existence of Caucasian Albania, an ancient and early medieval kingdom situated in what is now Azerbaijan, and populated with predecessors of modern Lezgins, Tsakhurs, Azeris, Udis, etc. Archaeological excavations carried out in 1990 resulted in the discovery of the remains of the 7th century Jewish settlement near Baku and of a synagogue 25 kilometers to the southeast of Guba.


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