On June 13, International Scientific Conference "Gobustan Rock Art at the Crossroads of Cultures” dedicated to the 50 th anniversary of the establishment of the Gobustan National Historic- Artistic Reserve, and 10 th anniversary of the inclusion of Gobustan into the UNESCO World Heritage List started in Baku. The conference was organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS).
Director of the Gobustan National Historical-Artistic Reserve, Rufat Nuriyev, President of ANAS academician Akif Alizadeh, the Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev and other officials attended and spoke at the event. A group of reserve employees were awarded with honorary diploma of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Gobustan National Historical-Artistic Reserve.
Participants of the international scientific conference "Gobustan rock art at the crossroads of cultures” visited the Gobustan National Historical-Artistic Reserve. First, the guests got acquainted with the exhibits of the Gobustan Museum, a modern interactive museum complex that features a large number of archaeological finds. Then the guests of the event enjoyed a festive concert program. The evening, which was held under the open sky, began with demonstration of a video that tells the history of the reserve and continued with the “Yalli”concert program.