Azerbaijan — Qobustan

Not far from the mud volcanoes, one comes across the petroglyphs of Qobustan, which date back to the Iron and Stone Ages. The site was discovered through accident when a group of men went there to quarry for stones in 1930. Nearby is some graffiti etched by a Roman soldier–said to be the easternmost Latin inscription yet found. The inscription translates as: “Emperor Domitianus, the Blessed Caesar Germanicus. Livius Maximus, Legio XII Fulminata.” There is only one stone with an inscription, but I do my best to make the photos interesting.

Photos taken June 2010 (Fuji FinePix S9000).

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