Murtazali Gadjiev

Murtazali Gadjiev (Russian: Муртазали Гаджиев) is a Russian-Dagestani archaeologist and scholar. He is the head of the archaeology department of Dagestan Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Science.[1]

Murtazali Gadjiev in front of a Zoroastrian dakhma in 2019

Gadjiev is specialised in the history of Derbent (Darband), Sasanian-era Persian presence in Caucasus and Culture of Caucasian Albania.[2]

Life and workEdit

Born in 1956 in Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan and graduated from Daghestan State University (Makhachkala) and Institute of Archaeology, RAS, in Moscow. He has been a professor of 'Field Archaeology' at the Daghestan University in Makhachkala for around 10 years.

Murtazali Gadjjiev is a member of the Editorial board of the Journal of Caucasian Archeology, Tbilisi, and Deputy-Chairman of the Coordinating Committee of The International Conference on the North Caucasus Archaeology Krupnovskie chteniya.[3]


  1. ^ "Derbent celebrates 2,000 years of history and multiculturalism".
  2. ^ MacFarquhar, Neil (17 February 2016). "Derbent as Russia's Oldest City? Think Again, Moscow Says". New York Times.
  3. ^ "Гаджиев, Муртазали".

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