Measurement of petroglyhps (rock of arts) of Qobustan with close range photogrammetry


2010 ISPRS Commission V Mid-Term Symposium on Close Range Image Measurement Techniques, ISPRS 2010, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 21 - 24 June 2010, vol.38, pp.29-32 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 38
  • City: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-32
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Qobustan was declared a national historical landmark of Azerbaijan in an attempt to preserve the ancient carvings, relics, mud volcanoes and gas-stones in the region. The mountains Beyukdash, Kichikdash, Jingirdag, and the Yazili hill were taken under legal government protection. These mountains are located near the Caspian Sea, in southeast part of Gobustan. In 2007 Qobustan was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered to be of "outstanding universal value" for the quality and density of its rock art engravings, for the substantial evidence the collection of rock art images presents for hunting, fauna, flora and lifestyles in pre-historic times and for the cultural continuity between prehistoric and mediaeval times that the site reflects In this study, photogrammetric evaluation of Qobustan have been completed.