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New video about Baku`s main symbol released

16 July 2020 [14:40] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Sabail District Centralized Library System has released a new video about Maiden Tower, a much loved symbol of Baku city. 

The video provides insight into the oldest structure in Baku's old walled city, Azertag reported.

The video is available on its Instagram account.

Mysterious Maiden Tower is rising in the south-eastern part of the fortress of Icherisheher.

Some suggest that it was constructed between the 4th and 6th centuries AD, others have speculated it was built sometime between the 11th and 12th centuries. 

The Tower has a secret underground passage which is thought to have run from the tower to the Shirvanshahs’ Palace, which was the last residence of the rulers of the Shirvan State, the most powerful state of Azerbaijan's history. An underground passage was discovered in the Walled City during archaeological excavations in 1982. The  monument is especially gorgeous when lit up at night. 

The symbol of Baku was included into the list of World Cultural Heratage of UNESCO in December of 2000. 


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