In Azerbaijan you can find different kinds of architectural buildings, ever looked at a building and wondered if it’s a Islamic or Modernist style? Romanesque or Neo-Classical? There are many architectural clues to consider, especially when a building has lived through several periods like buildings in Ganja city.
Ganja is Azerbaijan’s second-largest city. In Soviet times it was named Kirovabad. According to medieval Arab sources, the city of Ganja was founded in VII-VIII by Mohammad b. Khaled b.According to the legend, the Arab governor had a dream where a voice told him that there was a treasure hidden under one of the three hills around the area where he camped. The voice told him to unearth it and use the money to found a city. He did so and informed the caliph about the money and the city. Caliph made Mohammad the hereditary governor of the city on a condition that he would give the money he found to the caliph. However, modern historians believe that the Persian name Ganja suggests that the city existed in pre-Islamic times and was likely founded in the fifth century A.D.
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