Silk Way – From East to West From time immemorial the caravan routes of the Silk Road invariably caressed Azerbaijan. İt served as the “gate” between mysterious faraway China and rich Europe. Since ancient times, Azerbaijan has played the role of a melting pot of civilizations, the venue and major transfer point of different cultural traditions and customs. The intangible heritage of Azerbaijan, diverse and rich, continues to live and to be transmitted from generation to generations. From cultural and historic point of view Azerbaijan has tight ties with the Silk Road history and was strongly affected by its development. One of the bright evidences of the strong link between the Silk Road and Azerbaijan is “Seven Beauties” of great poet Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1209, Ganja, Azerbaijan) in which he allegorically describes the countries lying along this great Road.