“Damirovlu Pir” Temple

“Damirovlu Pir” Temple is an ancient Albanian temple located in Gargishlag village of Lachin district of Azerbaijan. The temple belongs to the material and cultural heritage of Caucasian Albania. Researchers date the temple to the 11th century. The temple was built in a mountainous area. The reason for this was to protect the temple from outside influences at a time when Islam was already spreading. A large Albanian cross is engraved on the entrance door of the temple.

  1. “Lachin’s monuments that escaped 28-year captivity”, Defence.Az, 01 December 2020. http://defence.az/az/news/149306.
  2. “Damirovlu Pir Temple”, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 05 November 2020. http://mct.gov.az/en/common-news/13305.