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On May 31,director of the Shirvanshahs Palace R.Rzaeva at the invitation of the National Commission for UNESCO of the Republic of Turkey has successfully participated as a speaker at the international conference entitled "The Role of Women in the Arts". On May 30 at the "round table", 31 th International Conference on the aforementioned, and in the evening of the same day at a press conference presented the Women Artists of Azerbaijan. The report highlighted the antiquity of skills of our people, as well as the role of women in the conservation of Azerbaijani folk arts. Most importantly, it was noted the attention and support in the development of public art at the State level, as well as, almost all women composes the elite of Azerbaijan society are creative personalities. During the conference, organized an exhibition of women artists working in the hand. The works of Azerbaijani women were acquainted with great interest. The report of the same was heard great interest, and at the end of conference presented work entitled "Yakamos" of famous master mosaic of Turkey Aysel Baygun for director of The Complex of Shirvanshahs Palace R.Rzaeva . After returning to Baku R.Rzaeva received a letter from the Committee of Women's Specialties madrassa Dzhafaraga a member of the National Commission for UNESCO of the Republic of Turkey.




















































































































The complex of Shirvanshahs palace
    The Ensemble of Shirvanshahs' Palace built in the XV century, is one of the pearls of Azerbaijanian architecture. The construction of the palace are situated on the highest point of one of the hills of «Icheri Sheher» - Baku fortress. Being picturesquely spread over three terrace - yards towered above each other the ensemble is seen from the sea and heights surrounding the city. The buildings crowned with cupolas with the well-proportioned portals and minaret, irreproachably made details, inimitable kind of fine and deep carving of ornaments and inscriptions, splendid masonry have come down to us in all their beauty.
    The ensemble contains dwelling - house, «Divanxane», Shirvanshahs' tomb Palace mosque with a minaret, bath-house, SeyidYahyaBakuvies Mausoleum, Eastern portal.
    Divankhane was the place for official receptions and state meetings. Rotunda of Divankhane is crowned with the cutstone cupola with pointed arch surrounded by the same arcade of closed yard. A high, well - proportioned portal of the main entrance is decorated with ornaments and inscriptions of unusual polish and beauty.
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