Acquaintance with the “Heritage of Karabakh Khanate” Exhibition

On October 24, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili viewed the “Heritage of Karabakh Khanate” exhibition at Château Mukhrani, Mtskheta Municipality.

The event featured a presentation of the “Karabakh Khanate. Historical and cultural identity” book prepared by a group of authors headed by Professor Eldar Nadiradze. Photos displayed at the exhibition were based on the artifacts selected from the book “Karabakh Khanate. Historical and cultural identity”. These include photos depicting the first known image of the flag belonging to the Karabakh Khanate, the shield of Shah Ismayil preserved in the Karabakh Khanate dynasty, ancient carpets, decorative tiles of the Sardar Mosque and its façade, as well as images of the 19th century Shusha, photos depicting the interior and façade of the Sardar Khan palace of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a horse saddle from the 19th century, two tars and a three-stringed kamancha, and portraits of Hasan Gulu Khan Qajar and Fatali Shah Qajar authored by Mirza Gadim Iravani.

The book “Karabakh Khanate. Historical and cultural identity” depicts photos of 300 artifacts belonging to the Karabakh khanate, that were collected during the military and scientific expeditions held by Tsarist Russia in Karabakh in the 19th century and are currently stored in the Georgian National Museum. After being handed over to the museum’s archive, the artifacts were never unsealed for some reason and remained uncatalogued for more than 100 years. The book was published in Azerbaijani, Russian, English, French, and Arabic.