Palace of Shaki Khans
The Palace of Shaki Khans (Azerbaijani: Şəki xanlarının sarayı) in Shaki, Azerbaijan was a summer residence for the Shaki Khans. It was built in 1797 by Muhammed Hasan Khan. The palace was intended to house the Khans who were in charge of controling Sheki, as viceroies of the ruling Zand and later Qajar Persian dynasties somewhere between 1750 up until the time were these territories were annexed by the Russian Empire per treaty of Gulistan in 1813 after the Russo-Persian War (1804–1813).
The Palace of Shaki Khans was nominated for List of World Heritage SitesUNESCO in 1998 by Gulnara Mehmandarova — president of Azerbaijan Committee of ICOMOSInternational Council on Monuments and Sites.
On 7 July 2019, the Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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