10 декабря 2017 г.

The Central Scientific Library of ANAS presented the collection of ancient maps (electronic) protected in the library's funds. The senior researcher at the Institute of Law and Human Rights of ANAS, the director of the Center for History of Caucasus, historian Rizvan Huseynov took part in the event.

The head of the CSL Compilation Department, Nazila Hasanov, said that 419 maps were included in the electronic database of the library, 51 of them were related to Azerbaijan and were included in the National Digital Database. She informed about the first emerging maps and said they were prepared based on the sky and the stars. It was noted that the first map of the sixth century BC depicts the ancient Babylonia on the clay tablets. Ancient Greek historian and author paid special attention to the geographical location of the Herodotus, which traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as its predecessors. His works provide extensive information on world and maps. The visualization of the mapping was attributed to the period of "Great Geographical Discoveries" (1300-1700). It was during this time that there were prominent cartoonists in the Netherlands. The presentation also featured the "Map of the Iravan Governorship" drawn up by the Caucasian military circle in 1903, "Map of the Caspian Land" issued by the order of I Pyotr, "Transcaucasia on the boundary of Gulustan Peace Treaty from 1809 to 1817, map "and other maps.
Deputy director on scientific affairs of the Institute of History of ANAS, PhD in history Jabi Bahramov praised the presentation and emphasized that maps of CSL's electron database are an indisputable source for clarifying the controversial and hidden issues of our history. Describing a number of facts about Azerbaijan's history, J.Bahramov spoke about the genocide and occupation policy of Azerbaijan in the South Caucasus, since there was no Armenia since 1918 in the South Caucasus. Speaking about the territorial losses of Azerbaijan, the victim of geopolitical interests, the speaker, highlighting some of these points, pointed to the boundaries of historical Azerbaijan geography and justified by maps and sources that Armenians were not native peoples in the South Caucasus. Rizvan Huseynov, the senior researcher at the Institute of Law and Human Rights of ANAS, noted that the presentation was of great significance, the teacher of history, secondary school No 72, education expert Aydin Allahverdiyev. They noted that these presentations, organized by CSL's staff, are important in terms of studying the history of Azerbaijan, and those important maps have been brought to the attention of the public.
Director of the Central Scientific Library, Leyla Imanova, called CSL a discussion platform. He underlined that about 1.5 million documents are protected here and that there are invaluable sources of useful information that are useful for our history. L.Imanova noted that the purpose of the presentations is to select the pearls from the great ocean of knowledge and bring them to the attention of the scientific community, readers and to transform them into a research object in the interests of our country and our people.