7+7 Wonders of Azerbaijan
Israel has launched a project that introduces the history, architecture, natural resources and humanitarian values of Azerbaijan. The project is being implemented by the International Association Israel-Azerbaijan 'Aziz' with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the local municipalities. The mobile '7+7 Wonders of Azerbaijan' photo exhibition, which will be presented in different cities of Israel, has started its journey from the city of Tirat Carmel.
The audience could see the modern and ancient architectural masterpieces on the photos, such as the Heydar Aliyev Center, the Carpet Museum, the Zira eco-park, the Maiden Tower and the Palace of Sheki Khans. The visitors got acquainted with the views of the Gobustan National Park, as well as the Old City (Icheri Sheher) and the Gala Reserve. The ancient Jewish settlement Krasnaya Sloboda, as well as the German colony and the castle-like religious temple Ateshgah demonstrate the Azerbaijani people's tolerance. The photos of the old Bibi Heybat oil field, a unique hospital Naftalan and numerous mud volcanoes, located on the territory of Azerbaijan, show its unique nature.
The Mayor of Tirat Carmel, Arie Tal, deputy mayor Michael Cohen and city council members were among the many visitors of the exhibition. Addressing the visitors of the exhibition, Arie Tal said that during his visit to Azerbaijan last year, he was struck by the richness and diversity of natural resources, Azerbaijan's culture and history, told about his sincere sympathy to the country and its people. The mayor said he is proud that a large part of his citizens are from Azerbaijan. The Commander of the Azerbaijani Flag Order, Ibad Huseynov, and the director of the Center for History of the Caucasus, associate professor of the Branch of UNESCO, Rizvan Huseynov, who arrived to Israel at the invitation of Aziz, also addressed the opening of the exhibition.
The exhibition was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Kiryat-Yam Adam Amilov, the head of the Ministry of Absorption of the Haifa District, Asaf Gerti, and representatives of public organizations. After the official part of the show, there was a concert with the participation of well-known Israeli artists - natives of the Caucasus Tomer Aliyev, Manuel Isakov, Farid Aloni, Liora Saphanova, Angelica Melikhova and Konstantin Kalinin.