General information


As a result of the military aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan in the years 1991-1994, the Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Region of Azerbaijan and 7 adjacent regions (Agdam, Jabrayil, Fizuli, Kalbajar, Gubadli, Lachin and Zangilan) came under occupation. Over 20,000 Azerbaijanis were killed, 4866 were reported missing and almost 100,000 persons were injured while 50,000 of our compatriots became disabled people with various degrees of bodily injures. The military aggression led to the occupation of 17,000 square meters of the most fertile lands and the destruction of 900 living districts, 130939 houses, 2389 industrial and agricultural facilities, 1025 educational and 798 healthcare institutions, 1510 cultural institutions, 5198 km of highways, 348 bridges, 7568 km of water pipelines and 76940 km of electricity lines in the country.
Armenian aggressors have brutally destroyed the cultural masterpieces that form the cultural heritage of Azerbaijan in the occupied territories. In those lands, they plundered and set alight 12 museums, 6 art galleries and 9 palaces of historical importance. 152 sacred places and temples, including 62 mosques remaining in the occupied territories have fallen victim to Armenian aggression. 4.6 million books and samples of rare manuscripts were destroyed in 927 libraries which were razed to the ground or set on fire. It is impossible to assess exactly the damage caused by Armenian aggressors to the cultural sites of Azerbaijan in Nagorno Karabakh and neighboring regions because the riches plundered or destroyed are considered the exceptional masterpieces of not only Azerbaijan, but also the whole human civilization. Besides the moral and psychological trauma caused to the population, according to the preliminary calculations, as a result of aggression of the Armenian Armed Forces, the damage inflicted on the Azerbaijani economy exceeds 300 billion USD.
Shusha, Agdam, Fizuli, Jabrayil, Zangilan and Gubadli cities were completely ruined and plundered by the Armed Forces of Armenia. Today’s views of Agdam and Fizuli cities resemble Hiroshima and Nagasaki cities destroyed by an atomic bomb in 1945. There existed over thousand Azerbaijani residential settlements, hundreds of historical and architectural monuments, caravanserais, mansions, mosques, mausoleums, cemeteries, sepulchres, tombstones etc. in the territory of the present Armenia which is the historically Azerbaijani land. As a result of the ethnic cleansing of Azerbaijanis and act of vandalism against the historical monuments committed by Armenians in the 20th century, Armenia became monoethnic state and all the historical and architectural monuments reflecting the existence of Azerbaijanis were wiped off the map, the cemeteries were demolished. But international organizations do not want to see all of these and say “Stop!” to the Armenian occupation and Armenian vandalism that has lasted for more than 20 years.
The e-resource titled "ARMENIAN VANDALISM: Azerbaijani Monuments in Captivity" reveals the true nature of Armenian vandals who try to introduce themselves to the world as “a civilized nation”.


List of historical and cultural monuments located on the Azerbaijani territories under occupation
Extract from the Decree No 32 of 02.08.2001 of the Cabinet of Ministries of the Republic of Azerbaijan


Immovable historical and cultural monuments of world importance

ARCHITECTURAL MONUMENTS

Name of the monument

Construction date

Location

The Mausoleum of Gutlu Musa oghlu

1314

Aghdam district, Khachindarbatly village

Ganjasar monastery

1216-1238

Kalbadjar district, Vangly village

Khudavang monastery

XIII c.

Kalbadjar district, Vang village

11-arch Khudafarin bridge

XI-XII cc.

Jabrayil district, Gumlag village

15-arch Khudafarin bridge

XIII c.

Jabrayil district, Gumlag village

Shusha state historical-architectural reserve

XVIII-XIX cc.

Shusha town


ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONUMENTS

Name of the monument

Construction date

Location

Azikh cave camp

Paleolit

Khojavand district

Taglar cave camp

Paleolit

Khojavand district

Uzarliktapa settlement

The Bronze Age

On the Aghdam-Aghjabadi road, Rajab Gozalov St.

Khojali barrows

Bronze-Early Iron Age

Khojaly town

Niftali barrows

The Bronze Age

Jabrayil district

MUSEUMS REMAINED ON THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES

  1. The History and Ethnography Museum. City of Khankendi.
  2. State Art Gallery. City of Khankendi.
  3. Shusha Museum of History. City of Shusha.
  4. Uzeyir Hajibeyov's House-Museum. City of Shusha.
  5. Bulbul's House-Museum. City of Shusha.
  6. Shusha branch of the State Museum of Azerbaijani Carpet Weaving and Folk Applied Arts. City of Shusha.
  7. Karabakh State Museum of History. City of Shusha.
  8. Karabakh Museum of Literature. City of Shusha.
  9. Mir Mohsun Navvab’s House-Museum. City of Shusha.
  10. State Art Gallery. City of Shusha.
  11. Agdam History and Ethnography Museum. City of Agdam.
  12. Bread Museum. City of Agdam.
  13. Gurban Pirimov's Memorial Museum. City of Agdam.
  14. Battle Honour Museum named after Rahib Mammadov. City of Agdam.
  15. Aghdara History and Ethnography Museum. City of Aghdara.
  16. Fizuli History and Ethnography Museum. The exhibits of the auxiliary fund. City of Fizuli.
  17. The Museum of the Folk Applied Arts. City of Fizuli.
  18. Hadrud History and Ethnography Museum. City of Hadrud.
  19. Gubadli History and Ethnography Museum. City of Gubadli.
  20. State Art Gallery. City of Gubadli.
  21. Lachin History and Ethnography Museum. City of Lachin.
  22. State Art Gallery. City of Lachin.
  23. Sari Ashug's Memorial Museum. Gulabird village of Lachin region.
  24. Kalbajar History and Ethnography Museum. City of Kalbajar.
  25. Jabrayil History and Ethnography Museum. City of Jabrayil.
  26. Zangilan History and Ethnography Museum. City of Zangilan.