Mugan plain

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Mugan. Settler's family. Settlement of Grafovka. (Russian settlers, probably Russian Orthodox, in the Mugan steppe of Azerbaijan.) Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress) 1905-1915

Mugan plain (Azeri: Muğan düzü, دشت مغان; Persian: دشت مغان‎, translit. Dasht-i Mughān) is a plain in northwestern Iran and the southern part of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The highest density of irrigation canals is in the section of the Mugan plain which lies in the Republic of Azerbaijan. It is located on the bank of the Aras river extending to Iran.[1]


Ancient pottery from Alikemek-Tepesi, c. 5000-4500 BC

The ancient settlement of Alikemek-Tepesi (Alikemektepesi), dating to c. 5000 BC, is located in the Mugan plain, and covers an area of over 1 hectare.[2] Early levels belonged to Shulaveri-Shomu culture.

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  1. ^ The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Spain Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Махмудов Ф.Р., Нариманов П.Г., 1974. Поселение Аликемек-тепеси. АО 1973 г. М. (Russian)