But the construction and architecture, points the needle to 2,500 years back.
Icheri Sheher or the Old Inner City is the oldest part of Baku and is surrounded by fortification walls dating back to the 9th century.
Single click on the phrase to hear the Mandarin Chinese pronunciation spoken by a native Mandarin Chinese speaker.
Azerbaijan is a unitary semi-presidential republic. The country is a member state of the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the NATO Partnership for Peace (Pf P) program.
The exclave of Nakhchivan is bound by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having an 11 km border with Turkey in the north west.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first democratic state in the Muslim-oriented world.
The Mandarin Chinese language lesson offered here is an excerpt from Transparent Language's Mandarin Chinese software program.
The Basic Mandarin Chinese Phrases and the Mandarin Chinese Phrases for Meeting and Greeting will lead you to the Mandarin Chinese Dialog at the end, which shows how these survival phrases are used in conversational Mandarin Chinese.
The Maiden Tower is one of the most dominant architectural pieces, due to its vague design and the stories that surround it.