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Baku, Azerbaijan - Harbour and Maiden Tower

Baku, Azerbaijan - Harbour and Maiden Tower (Kis-Kali). Built by the 12th century architect Masud ibn Davud, who was probably the father of the architect of Mardakan Round Tower (not to confuse with Mardakan castle), the Maiden Tower has foundations which are believed to be a Sasanid era Zoroastrian site. Date: circa 1910s

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Baku, Azerbaijan - Harbour and Maiden Tower (Baku, Azerbaijan - Harbour and Maiden Tower, also known as Kis-Kali, is a historic landmark situated on a hill on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Built during the 12th century by architect Masud ibn Davud, the Maiden Tower is believed to have foundations that date back to the Sasanid era, making it a significant Zoroastrian site. Masud ibn Davud is also believed to be the father of the architect of Mardakan Round Tower, adding to the historical significance of this structure. The Maiden Tower, with its distinctive conical shape, stands proudly against the backdrop of the bustling harbor and quay, offering a striking contrast between the old and the new. The waterfront area, filled with ships and boats, is a hive of activity, reflecting the vibrant maritime culture of Baku. The tower, with its rich history and intriguing past, continues to be a popular tourist attraction and a source of pride for the people of Azerbaijan." "This photograph, taken in the 1910s, captures the beauty and grandeur of the Maiden Tower and the harbor area in Baku. The image showcases the intricate details of the tower, its surroundings, and the boats in the harbor. The image also highlights the bustling activity on the quayside, with people going about their daily business and the waterfront teeming with life. The photograph is a testament to the rich history and cultural heritage of Baku and Azerbaijan as a whole." "The Maiden Tower, a symbol of the city's past and present, continues to be a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world. The tower's unique architecture, historical significance, and picturesque location make it a must-visit site for anyone traveling to Baku. This photograph is a beautiful reminder of the city's rich history and the enduring allure of its landmarks.

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