Monday, 30 May 2016

Askeran Fortress, Nagorno Karabakh

Askeran fortress ), is a fortress located in the town of Askeran in Azerbaijan , in the Armenian-controlled Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (de facto). It is situated on the banks of the Qarqar River and was built by the Karabakh khanate ruler Panah Ali Khan and consists of two sections. The left-bank section features a double line of stone walls.

During the Russo-Persian War of 1804–1813 the Russian encampment was located near the fortress. In 1810 the peace talks between the Russians and Persians were conducted at the fortress.
Another card which I  had sent to myself from
my visit here :)
Sent: 31 July 2014   Arrived: 22 August 2014   Travelled: 22 days

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