Tuesday , 24 November 2020
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More than 12,000 exhibits are kept in the fund of Geological Museum of Azerbaijan and over 6,000 out of them are presented to public.

More than 12,000 exhibits are kept in the fund of Geological Museum of Azerbaijan and over 6,000 out of them are presented to public.
The vast majority of these exhibits have been found in the territory of our country. The findings discovered in the Lesser Caucasus Mountains especially predominate among the exhibits of the museum.
Many exhibits exceed 250 million years in age. The oldest finds are rocks which belong to the Precambrian Devonian Period and their age is about 600 million years. The fossilized remains of plants and animals found from Sederek ascent in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and shale from the upper stream of the Asrik River in Shamkir region include in the oldest exhibits displayed on the paleontology section. The youngest examples have been found in the Absheron peninsula, the Caspian Sea coast, Gobustan, Kirmaki land of Binagadi district of our Republic. Their age ranges from 100 thousand to a million years. These exhibits collected in mineralogy and regional sections belong to the Cenozoic era.
Khalid Mirzabeyov, the director of the museum told naxcivantv.az about it.
There are exhibits from Antarctica and Sakha Yakutia which have half a billion years of age in the section of mineralogy and petrography. The rocks brought from Kilimanjaro volcano in Africa are considered the youngest of them and they are about 1 million years old. Recent findings belong to the Jurassic period and were brought from the Greater Caucasus Mountains and Dashkesan last year. They are about 150 million years old.
Translator: Nubar Shahgeldiyeva

More than 12,000 exhibits are kept in the fund of Geological Museum of Azerbaijan and over 6,000 out of them are presented to public.
More than 12,000 exhibits are kept in the fund of Geological Museum of Azerbaijan and over 6,000 out of them are presented to public.
More than 12,000 exhibits are kept in the fund of Geological Museum of Azerbaijan and over 6,000 out of them are presented to public.

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