Cultural genocide

  • by Western Armenia, April 18, 2024 in Culture
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In the video "Islamic Heritage of Aghdam: Deleted Pages" made by the CBC TV channel of Baku, false, puzzling and anti-scientific biased statements were made about the Islamic tomb of Khachen (Khachen-Dorbatlu).

All the researchers referring to the mausoleum documented the relations of its architecture and appearance, decoration with the Christian architecture of the Transcaucasia, presenting the mausoleum as a unique intersection of Islamic and Christian arts and styles.

Bretanitsky, who referred to the architecture and sculptures of the mausoleum in more detail, sees an obvious similarity between this mausoleum and Yeghvard st. Between Astvatsatsin Church and Tomb. The mausoleum became known to the scientific community only during the Soviet years.

The monument has been researched many times, there are many scientific articles and analyzes about it, where the monument has been subjected to multi-faceted analysis.

It is especially important that a significant part of these works were done by representatives of the academic community of Soviet Baku and were published in Russian. Prominent Soviet art critics and architects also referred to the monument. There are many photos of the monument.

Considering it obvious, the Islamic tomb of Khachen and Yeghvard st. The similarities of the architectural solutions of the Astvatsatsin Church and especially the sculptural compositions and the name of the architect mentioned in the Arabic inscription of the mausoleum, it is more than likely that it was built by Master Shahik.

Experts who described the Islamic tomb of Khachen saw a connection between Islamic and Christian cultures in this structure. None of the authors tried to primitivize the Seljuk culture, the edges of the culture of the Mongol period, as Huseynov does. These terms were considered under the cultural and historical realities of the 11th-14th centuries.

Everyone has seen obvious parallels with Armenian monuments, including the Christian monuments of Artsakh. These works are published, we will post their links for a special presenter. The report mentions that most of the Islamic tombs in the Aghdam region are damaged and destroyed. However, most of them are in place, as evidenced by the photos of the Azerbaijani side after 2020.

Everyone has seen obvious parallels with Armenian monuments, including the Christian monuments of Artsakh. These works are published, we will post their links for a special presenter. The report mentions that most of the Islamic tombs in the Aghdam region are damaged and destroyed. However, most of them are in place, as evidenced by the photos of the azerbaijani side after 2020.