2/2 Ganja archaeology: Russians conquered the Persians in the 19 Century; Ottomans had taken over from the Byzantines in the 15 Century. Dr Elnur Hasanov, Senior Specialist, Ganja Branch of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences

Sep 30, 2019, 12:06 AM
Lithograph: Persian defeat at Elisavetpole. Литография Г. Беггрова по оригиналу В. Машкова - runivers.ru. Public Domain
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Dr Elnur Hasanov, Senior Specialist, Ganja Branch of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences: In Ganja, the Russians conquered the Persians here in the Nineteenth Century, while the Ottomans took over from the Byzantines in the Fifteenth Century. [Elisabethpol was a Russian name for Ganja; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Persian_War_(1826–1828)]