Baku - APA. Nourida Ateshi, an Azerbaijani researcher living in Germany, has been published her new research work titled “Caucasian archaeological collections in European museums”.

The research includes the first printed edition of archaeological materials, original reports, photos, manuscripts and other historical data kept in many museums, achieves and funds of Europe, as well as the preliminary results of scientific research of them.

The research of original copies of excavation reports in the German, Russian and Azerbaijani languages and the comparative analysis of research works and publications written in different periods and in different languages revealed interesting and new scientific facts.

At the same time, the author highlighted the legal and illegal transportation of material cultural heritage, which belongs to the Khojaly-Gadabay culture that was spread over a large area of the Caucasus in the Late Bronze/Early Iron Age, to European museums since 19th century. The work contains the number of published collections of the Khojaly-Gadabay culture, which are being kept in European museums, as well as new information about them.

In her work, the author studied the history of archaeology of the Caucasus in chronological order, giving information about Caucasian collections in Russian, German, Austrian and French museums and publishing new archival documents and manuscripts for the first time.

The author highlighted the problems of archeology in the Caucasus from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age, especially theoretical and practical problems of Khojaly-Gadabay culture, raised them before international, especially European, Russian and the Caucasian scientific institutions as an important issue and made concrete proposals for solution of these issues.

It was published as a textbook and translated into the German, Russian and English languages.