The Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent were part of the northern lines of the Sasanian Persian Empire, which extended east and west of the Caspian Sea.

The fortification was built in stone. It consisted of two parallel walls that formed a barrier from the seashore up to the mountain.

The town of Derbent was built between these two walls, and has retained part of its medieval fabric.

The site continued to be of great strategic importance until the 19th century.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

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Region
Europe
Country
Russian Federation 
Category
Cultural
Name
Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(iv)
Year of Registered
2003
Keyword
Citadel, Fort and Fortress, Registered in 2003