On 28 July the participants of the V International Summer School of Multiculturalism arrived in the settlement of Lahij of the Ismayilli district.
During the tour of the settlement the guests were provided with broad information on the history of Lahij, its cultural monuments and tourism potential. It was stated that the settlement of Lahij situated in the high mountainous area is an orijinal monument of the ancient art of town-building and architecture. This Medieval settlement was one of the most famous centres of craftsmanship and trade. Lahij is especially famous for the production of bladed weapons and copperware decorated with toreutics. The summer school participants watched the process of production of different household items in the workshop of the settlement.
It was stated that the first quaters of Lahij were founded in the III-IV centuries. It is interesting that the city has a water supply and sewerage system of over 1500 years old. Today Lahij is a historical-architectural monument protected by the state and the appearance of the settlement has been maintained in its previous state.
At the museum of history and ethnography the participants were told that Lahij was one of the centres of copperware and arms production of Azerbaijan in the XVIII-XIX centuries. The copperware made by the craftsmen of Lahij and inscribed with complex and tender patterns – jugs, milk containers, water pitches, collanders, slotted spoons, big and small bowls, pots, lamps and other household items decorate the most famous museums and private collections in the world.