June 12th, 2010
Azerbaijan is one of those countries that's off the beaten path but full of wonderful surprises, like this week's featured UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape. Added to the World Heritage List in 2007, Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape is an amazing collection of ancient rock art created over a period of 40,000 years.
There are over 6,000 engravings at the site, depicting a wide range of subjects, including people, rituals,battles, bullfights, the sun and stars, boats, and more. In addition to the engravings, the site is full of other archaeological evidence of ancient human settlement, such as burial sites and preserved cave dwellings.
Today, Gobustan is rather dry and arid, and is sparsely populated as a result. However, in the past, the region
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