The museum of Azerbaijan
The Azerbaijan museum is located in the city of Tabriz (eastern Azerbaijan region) and since 3 October 1962 has undertaken its exhibition activity as the second archaeological museum of Iran after the national one with historical and artistic works belonging to pre and post Islamic eras.
The museum was built in a three-story building in an area of 3000 square meters with the use of architectural elements such as vaulting, vertical walls, repetition of arched windows etc. and according to a traditional view.
The entrance to the museum has a stone staircase and a large wooden door that welcomes visitors with two stone lions. Also in the courtyard are preserved works and stone statues.
On the ground floor are preserved works and historical objects dating back to prehistoric and pre-Islamic times such as: earthenware seven thousand years ago, minerals of the city of Jiroft with various figures of flora and fauna, bronze objects, a fake eye coming from Shahr-e Sukhte in the Sistān, the statue of a three thousand year old female deity, rython dating back to two and three thousand years ago, corpses of a man and a woman belonging to the same period, etc.
On the first floor there are three sections: the hall of the Islamic period, the section of coins and seals and the library of the museum where are preserved works and historical objects dating back to the centuries between the first and fourth of the lunar Hegira and the city of Neishābur, terracotta crockery belonging to the ilkhanide period and sixth century locks of the lunar Hegira, coins and historical seals of Iran from the Achaemenid period up to the qajaro ...
In the basement are preserved the attractive plaster statues of Ahad Hosseini with social contents that tell the story and human ethics in the past centuries - especially the twentieth century -, stone works and historical cave paintings such as: human sculptures, tombstones, stones with inscriptions, mouflons, stone statues, etc.
A visit to the Azerbāijān Museum can also include the Blue Mosque, the Clock Square and the Iron Age Museum located nearby.