Azerbaijan International

Spring 2005 (13.1)

Sofi Hamid

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Many children are buried at Sofi Hamid. People suggest the reason is that this cemetery is viewed as a sacred place, and youth are considered to be pure and uncorrupted. Usually, the graves can be easily identified because they are physically much smaller in size. This is not to suggest that older people are not buried at Sofi Hamid. They are. We found one marker indicating that the person had died when he was 104 years old
Photo: Betty Blair

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