Evighedsflammen have burned in the 4000 years

In Azerbaijan, which is also known as 'the burning land', one could see a hillside in flames. - This flame has burned in 4000 years, and it never stops. Eve

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
26 December 2019 Thursday 08:00
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Evighedsflammen have burned in the 4000 years

In Azerbaijan, which is also known as 'the burning land', one could see a hillside in flames.

- This flame has burned in 4000 years, and it never stops. Even when it is exposed to rain, snow and wind. The not stopping to burn, says Aliyeva Rahila, there are travel guide in the area.

It writes CNN.

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the Name of the area is Yanar dag, which means 'burning mountain'. Yanar dag is located in Azerbaijan Apsjeron peninsula.

This phenomenon is an effect of the country's large amount of natural gas reserves, which leaks to the surface. Yanar dag is one of several fires that have fascinated and enticed travellers to Azerbaijan through several millennia.


The venetian explorer Marco Polo wrote about the mysterious phenomena, as he passed through the country in the 13. century. Other travellers who also were witness to the flames brought the news about 'the burning land' on when they traveled to other countries.

It is for this reason that the country is also known as 'the burning land'.

in the Past there were many such fires in Azerbaijan, but brændene led to a reduction of the gas pressure under the ground, which was a problem for the commercial extraction. Therefore, most of the fires have now been extinguished.

Yanar dag is one of the few that still exist, and with its ten-metre-wide flammehav it is perhaps the most impressive.

Updated: 26.12.2019 08:00
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