Tours to baku

Museum of rock art in the open sky.

Gobustan rock paintings belong to different epochs and are dated from 10 - 8 millennia BC till the Middle Ages. To reach such a large historical period they rank high place among other rock collections of the world. Stages of development of Gobustan rock art is clearly seen in the variety of themes, styles, structure, technique of drawings, as well as the fact that from ancient times till the last centuries they are depicted on each other.

With the help of archeologists more than 6000 drawings were found on the 1000 rocks, the ancient home units - caves and parkings, about 40 mounds, over 100.000 subjects of material culture. The oldest paintings are Mesolithic, but it is assumed that the life was existing here before, which makes Gobustan to be considered one of  the cradles of civilization.