Stone Chronicle Museum

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The Stone Chronicle Museum on the territory of the State Flag Square has been created by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.


On 8 June 2015, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, and Vice-president of the Foundation Leyla Aliyeva acquainted themselves with the museum.


The museum is located in the building of a power station built in 1921 and once provided for energy supply of oil fields.


Many types of stone plastic artsis displayed in the exposition of the Museum.

The exposition includes, along with exhibits brought from Gobustan and Qala reserves, works by sculptor Hussein Hagverdy. At this exhibition, the sculptor presents a history he called “The Artery”.


Along with many samples of stone plastic arts discovered in various corners of Azerbaijan, significant part of the ancient exhibits is comprised of different items with functional meaning and no decoration.


Epigraphic scripts of different content are preserved in the exposition, and valuable exhibits of the memorial plastic arts are presented here. In general, original information is given about various public and political, social, cultural and ideological events of the Middle Ages on gravestones.


Visitors of the museum may view historical development and evolution stages of the stone plastic arts in Azerbaijan through exhibits being displayed at the exhibition.