The XVI century mosque was found in Azerbaijan’s Agsu city, Chief of Agsu archeological expedition of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) Gafar Jabiyev said.
According to him, the leadership of Agsu archaeological expedition on the basis of oral information of local residents inspected the place of tomb in Shikhmazid settlement of Agsu city and determined the grandiose construction rests on the Middle Ages, which was discovered during level working by heavy equipment in the surrounding areas, which were given to the citizens. The corresponding organizations were informed on it and it was recommended to suspend all kind of construction works there. The citizens were given land in another place.
Foundation of the building, which was constructed towards Mecca, was discovered during the archeological excavations. The building covered 400 square meter area and consisted of a large hall and rooms and cells.
Employee of the Azerbaijani Society for Study and Research Jamil Alexandrovich-Nasifi said in his statement of 1926 that there was a grandiose mosque in Agsu, which was of the same age and similar with Shamakhi Juma Mosque. According to older residents of the region, Shikhmazid mosque and its tomb were destroyed within the “cultural revolution” carried out by the soviet regime in the 1930s. Analysis of findings, which were discovered during preliminary researches, showed that the mosque in Shikhmazid settlement was intensively used in the second half of the XVI century.