see ShakiShaki
or Sheki
, city (1989 pop. 56,223), N Azerbaijan, on the southern slopes of the Caucasus. It is a silk and manufacturing center in a district that grows fruit and rice.
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, Azerbaijan.
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The town known as Nukha was renamed to Shaki in 1968.
The villagers of Nukha watched as acrobats and torchbearers led a band of musicians into the immense leafy courtyard.
But with the head of the chief bandit who had attempted to raid Nukha's great silk factory paraded as a trophy among the jubilant Russians, Prince Tarkanof's ball continued.
In the warm and sunny November of 1858 Dumas carried on to the ancient town of Nukha, "over hills and through rivers, watching villages, woods, trees, mills and factories flash past".
Today Nukha, now known as Sheki, nestles into the hillside surrounded by forests of oak and fertile pastures.
The city, once called Nukha, has preserved many historical and architectural attractions, including majestic Palace of Shaki Khans with luxurious wall paintings and openwork windows, erected in 1797 by Muhammad Hasan Khan.