Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Derbent - Russia

Derbent is a russian city in the Republic of Dagestan, close to the Azerbaijani border. It's citadel, ancient city and fortress are classified as an Unesco World Heritage Site since 2003.
This card is a new unesco site in my collection and it was sent by Ivan "JoyM". I've 440 different sites now.

"The Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent were part of the northern lines of the Sasanian Persian Empire, which extended east and west of the Caspian Sea. The fortification was built in stone. It consisted of two parallel walls that formed a barrier from the seashore up to the mountain. The town of Derbent was built between these two walls, and has retained part of its medieval fabric. The site continued to be of great strategic importance until the 19th century." - in:

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