''GAMIGAYA'' (rock-ship)


 

"Gamigaya" (rock-ship) is a widely used name of Gapijig Mountain (3,906 m), the highest summit of the Lesser Caucasus. It is considered one of the most sacred pantheons of the ancient world. There are many legends linking the mountain with the ark of the Prophet Nuh (Noah), probably because the top of Gapijig resembles a huge ship. More than 1,000 rock paintings and petroglyphs made by the first generations of people who lived here have been well preserved on Gamigaya, them being cultural traces of Mesolithic to Bronze periods. 

North-east of Nasirvaz Village, Ordubad District.

Ordubad