Azerbaijan museum is one of the National Museum of Iran. The museum is located in the city of Tabriz and near the Blue Mosque. The archaeological museum of Azerbaijan is in accordance with French regulatory of archaeological map. André Godard, the famous French architect, that is the designer of the National Museum of Tehran as well, designed the place taking inspiration from the local architecture of Iran’s Azerbaijan Province; Ismail Dibaj, the chief of culture center of Tabriz made the plan based on the design.
Azerbaijan has monuments and works of art from the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods. The collection of the museum is exquisite and around 2,300 pieces of them were archived due to lack of space. On the ground floor of the Azerbaijan museum, the pre-historic and pre-Islamic objects retrieved from different locations and dating back to seven thousand years ago are displayed. Serpentine Ores, The statue of the goddess, and the remnant of bodies of the men and women of the first millennium BC are among the objects displayed in this hall. These bodies were found in the excavations of 1999, in the courtyard of the Blue Mosque with parts of a cemetery. Because the bodies were all in one grave they’ve been transferred to the museum.
Azerbaijan has monuments and works of art from the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods. The collection of the museum is exquisite and around 2,300 pieces of them were archived due to lack of space.
At the theater on the first floor and along with the traces of ancient civilizations, objects from Nishapur civilization of fourth century is presented that are characterized by the use of white glaze with arabesque motifs and Kufic calligraphy. The old historical monuments continues until Qajar era. Other highlights of this section is Pottery and a coded lock dating back to the late sixth century AH.
The basement of the museum is specified to the works of the great Iranian sculptor Ahad Hosseini that adorn the section with his magnificent works. The newest part of the Azerbaijan Museum is the section of the bas-reliefs belonging to different historical periods. The stone is different from the Islamic period; here stone sculptures, human figures and examples of rock scripts are seen.