Mardakan tower

20.09.2019
Baku City

There are two ancient fortresses city in Mardakan. One of them was built in the XII century by son of Shirvanshah Manuchehr  Akhistan is of four-cornered shape and the castle was built in honor the brilliant victory over the enemy. The tower height is 22 meters; thickness from below is 2.10 meters, from above – 1.60 meters. It is divided inside for 5 levels, too. 2nd tower is circular and called Shykh Tower by local peoples. The tower height is 12.5 meters, inside consists of 3 levels. From inscriptions on the tower, it becomes clear that it was built by architect Abdulmajid Masud oglu in 1232.

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