Maiden Tower (Baku)

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Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshahs' Palace and Maiden Tower *
Baku Maiden Tower.jpg
Country Azerbaijan
Type Cultural
Criteria iv
Reference 958
Region ** Europe
Inscription history
Inscription 2000 (24th Session)
Endangered 2003–2009

The Maiden Tower, also called Giz Galasi, is in the Old City, Baku in Azerbaijan. It is an ancient tower that shows the presence of Zoroastrians, Sassanians, Arabs, Persians, Shirvanis, Ottomans, and Russians. It was built in the 12th century as part of the walled city of Baku. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The tower is one of the most noted landmarks and Azerbaijan's most distinctive national emblems. It is on the Manat and other official letter heads.[1][2]

The Maiden Tower now has a museum.

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Coordinates: 40°21′58.20″N 49°50′14.10″E / 40.366167°N 49.83725°E / 40.366167; 49.83725

This article is about a World Heritage Site