Register | Login


Located on a narrow strip of land between the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus Mountains in the far western end of Eurasia, is the city of Derbent. With a history going back by five thousand years, Derbent is said to be Russia’s oldest city. It is also the southernmost city in Russia, and the second-most important city of Dagestan.

From a small early Bronze-age settlement to one of the biggest medieval cities of the Eastern Europe, the city of Derbent has a unique urban structure. It is situated across a narrow seaside strip of plains less than 3 kilometers wide with a pair of defensive walls running across the width of it and extending 40 kilometers into the Caucasus mountains.

derbent-russia-4

The citadel of Naryn-Kala dating from the 6th century is the most important structure in Derbent. Photo credit: Sulim Kudusov

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2017.


Loading...

Pooja Hedge at Mohenjo Daro Hindi Film Promotion
Pooja Hedge at Mohenjo Daro Hindi Film Promotion
Kiara Advani At Lakme Fashion Week
Kiara Advani At Lakme Fashion Week
Amy Jackson for Hi Blitz June 2016
Amy Jackson for Hi Blitz June 2016
Shraddha Kapoor  Grazia August 2016
Shraddha Kapoor Grazia August 2016
Never Felt Like an Outsider Jacqueline Fernandez
Never Felt Like an Outsider Jacqueline Fernandez
Urvashi Rautela sporty in FHM India on Rio Olympics
Urvashi Rautela sporty in FHM India on Rio Olympics
Mandana Karimi Gets Engaged
Mandana Karimi Gets Engaged
Miss Nepal Shristi Shrestha in Hindi Song
Miss Nepal Shristi Shrestha in Hindi Song