Medieval kiln found in Azerbaijan

Wed 09 March 2011 14:20 GMT | 19:20 Local Time

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Archaeologists have unearthed a large 12th-13th century kiln for firing bricks in Azerbaijan's second city, Ganja.

"We have found four tiers to the kiln and there may be even more," Arif Mammadov, head of the Ganja archaeological expedition, told

"Archaeological digs need to continue if we are to find more. I would like to stress that this is the largest kiln found in Azerbaijani territory," Mammadov said.

Archaeologists from the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography and the Ganja Regional Scientific Centre resumed excavations in and around Ganja on 1 to 5 March.

The expedition also found the ruins of a medieval town and cemetery during digs in Ganja.


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