Quba 1918 Genocide Memorial Complex

Memorial in Quba

Skulls and human bones protruding in awful profusion form a key part of this powerfully emotional if politically charged monument. The mass grave site was found in 2007 when digging to rebuild a stadium. Today there's also a startling pair of concrete spike-pyramids atop a subterranean museum commemmorating the massacres of April to June 1918 in which 167 villages in the-then Quba district were ravaged by predominantly Armenian Bolshevik forces. Some 16,782 mostly unarmed civilians died – Azerbaijanis, Jews, Avars and Lezghins.

To find the site from Nizami Park, walk west past the decrepit Şahdağ Hotel and descend to the right after 15 minutes.