Avey Mountain is one of the peaks and a white-greyish
ridge in the Small Caucasus Mountains located between
Georgia and Gazakh district. It is 12 km away from the
village of Dash Salahli.
There is an ancient Albanian temple on the top of the
mountain. The word Avey is interpreted as a lunar
house. "Ay" means "moon" and "ev" - "house", Avey - "house
of the moon". Christian temples were usually built on the
top of previous pagan temple. The word Avey allow as to
assume that there was a lunar temple here. Currently, access
to the area is limited due to the proximity to front line.
There many monuments on Avey Mountain . The sites of temples,
old settlements, ancient graveyards and about 30 artificial
caves from Paleolithic times have been discovered on the
slopes of the mountain. For this reason, the State
Historical and Cultural Reserve Avey was set up here in
1989. Damjili is also one of the main sites of the reserve.