discover traces of Caucasian Albania near Sheki

Kish is a lovely old village near the city of Sheki with a stunning monument to the ancient state of Caucasian Albanian. Come admire its architecture and discover its history.

Caucasian Albanian churchin Kish

discover traces ofCaucasian Albania

Just five kilometres from Sheki, travel to the picturesque village of Kish to explore Albanian temple, one of our greatest monuments of Caucasian Albania – an ancient state that existed here from about 3BC to 8AD. The core of this beautiful church is thought to date to 1AD, yet archaeologists have discovered evidence that a cultic site existed here as early as 3,000BC! The church now functions primarily as a museum to Caucasian Albania and features a host of Bronze Age ceramics discovered during excavations carried out in the early 2000s by a joint Azerbaijani-Norwegian team, as well as glass-covered vaults displaying ancient graves with two-metre long skeletons. 

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weather and season

Air temperature

Current:
12.5°C
Average:
12.5 – 20.8°C / 54.5–69.4°F

Feel temperature

Current:
13°C
Average:
13 – 26.4°C / 55.4–79.5°F

Wind

Current:
  • A shower and t-storm around
  • ESE
  • speed 7.4 km/h

When to go

  • Peak Season:
  • Spring, summer, autumn

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