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Iz Qala

There were more than forty fortresses in the villages surrounding Baku area, but only one, located 25 kilometers to the north-east, was named Fortress (or Gala in Azeribaijani). Why is Gala different from the other villages?
Archaeological excavations carried out in the village of Gala show that people lived there even 5 thousand years ago.
It we take into account that the Gala is the highest point around Baku, and was frequently attacked by foreign invaders, the name can be understood as a castle.

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The film tells about the original ethnic culture village Gala. On its dawn and disappearances.

Gala residents began to leave the village. Life of those who remained became more difficult. Later, the village was destroyed, and the stones were taken away.




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