Mardakan tower

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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