The “Eternal Fire” monument at Martyrs’ Alley in Baku
The “Eternal Fire” monument was developed and built in accordance with the direction of President of Azerbaijan Republic Heydar Aliyev in 1998.
It appears to be a table tomb (torbe) standing on an eight-pointed star, crowned with a glass dome coloured in gold.
The tracery (shebeke) enriching the walls of torbe gives this monumental structure some lightness, airiness. The glass golden dome shining in the night sky personify the spirit of Shekhids (martyrs) soaring over the city, who gave their lives for the independence of Azerbaijan.