Qalagah

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For the village in Davachi Rayon, see Qələgah.
Qalagah
Municipality
Qalagah is located in Azerbaijan
Qalagah
Qalagah
Coordinates: 40°43′01″N 47°55′57″E / 40.71694°N 47.93250°E / 40.71694; 47.93250Coordinates: 40°43′01″N 47°55′57″E / 40.71694°N 47.93250°E / 40.71694; 47.93250
Country  Azerbaijan
Rayon Ismailli
Population [citation needed]
 • Total 991
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Qalagah (also Azerbaijani: Qələyə, Qalaya, Kalaga, and Kalagyakh) is a village and municipality in the Ismailli Rayon of Azerbaijan, situated 28 km to the south-west from the rayon centre, on the forepart of Ajinohur mountain. It has a population of 991.

A 1st or 2nd century-related settlement with an area of ca. 30 ha and a cemetery are near Qalagah.[1] In 1899 a silver plate (24 cm in diameter) was also accidentally found during excavations near the village.[1] The plate depicts a mounted Nereid, surrounded by tritons and cupids. Based on its technique and artistic characteristics, the plate is a 2nd or 3rd century example of Roman toreutics.[1] The plate is supposed to be either a trade article of the Caucasian Albania rulers or a gift from the Roman emperors.[1] The artifact was sent to the Imperial Archaeological Commission, then to the Hermitage Museum.

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  1. ^ a b c d Azerbaijan Soviet Encyclopedia. Baku. 1979. pp. vol. 3, p. 14–15. 

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