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Vatican exhibits unique treasures from Azerbaijan

2012-11-18

ELCHIN AMIRBAYOV
Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the Holy See

 "You start from the ancient time utill today, so I think it is a unique exhibition. It's the first of its kind. It is important to know that as far as I know it is not every day that countries like Azerbaijan, which represent the oriental world, are allowed to make an exhibition.”

The country of Azerbaijan is located near the Caspian Sea. It has about 9 million residents and it gained its independence from the Soviets back in 1991. Among other things its mostly known for its key location in terms of global oil reserves.

The country is mostly Muslim, but it is tolerant to other religions and cultures. Back in the 15th century, it was also a key stop in the so called Silk Road, which is evident in these intricate tapestries and carpets.

ELCHIN AMIRBAYOV
Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the Holy See

 "You will have a different aspect of our  culture. You become acquainted with the musical tradition of Azerbaijan. An acquaintance with the carpet making, archeological findings.  You can see a lot of natural  pictures of Azerbaijan. So you can have a natural, cultural and human capital which exit our country.”

The exhibition is held at the "Charlemagne Wing" by St Peter's Square and it will run until December 5, 2012. It's a way to mark the 20th anniversary of official diplomatic ties between
Azerbaijan and the Vatican.


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