southeast spurs of the Greater Caucasus
Gobustan is an archaeological reserve in Azerbaijan, south of Baku, on the territory of the Karadag and Absheron districts, which is a plain located between the south-eastern slope of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range and the Caspian Sea, and a part of the cultural landscape of rock carvings located on the territory of 537 hectares .
The name “Gobustan” comes from the Azerbaijani word “gobu”, which translates as “beam”. Thus, Gobustan is the land of ravines and beams. Continue reading