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Azerbaijan is also the guardian of some of the most ancient treasures of human ancestry. The petro glyphs of Gobustan dating back to 10,000 BC whisper hunting and dancing stories of the Stone Age and Neolithic cultures. Five thousand years of rich civilization beckon from silent tombs, lofty palaces, gorgeous mosques and powerful fortresses of a complex and unique country of both Eastern European and West Asian influences. Retrace the footsteps of the Silk Road caravans that carried prized Azeri goods; silk, gold, ornate calligraphy, and elegantly crafted weaponry.