Maiden Tower (Baku)
The Maiden Tower
|Location||Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan|
|Height||29.5 m (97 ft)|
|Completion date||12th century|
|Official name||Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshahs' Palace and Maiden Tower|
|Designated||2000 (24th session)|
|Region||Europe and North America|
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.
The Maiden Tower now has a museum.
References[change | change source]
- "Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower". Unesco.org. Retrieved November 25, 2010.
- "Baku (Azerbaijan); Evaluation Report" (pdf). Unesco.org. Retrieved November 25, 2010.