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Azerbaijan, Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower

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Location Baku, Apsheron peninsula, Azerbaijan
Coordinates N40 22 0 E49 49 60
Type Cultural
Property 22 ha
Date of Inscription 2000

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/958 )

Built on a site inhabited since the Palaeolithic period, the Walled City of Baku reveals evidence of Zoroastrian, Sasanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian presence in cultural continuity. The Inner City (Icheri Sheher) has preserved much of its 12th-century defensive walls. The 12th-century Maiden Tower (Giz Galasy) is built over earlier structures dating from the 7th to 6th centuries BC, and the 15th-century Shirvanshahs' Palace is one of the pearls of Azerbaijan's architecture.

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