Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ukraine - Cave City - Çufut Qale


From: Marianna from Ukraine  - UA-20888
Built: 1437
Subject:  This structure is the Mausoleum of Dzhanike-Khanym, daughter of Tokhtamysh. Build in 1437.  Çufut Qale, sometimes spelled as Chufut Kale is a historic fortress in Crimea, located on the northern coast of the Black Sea.  Its name is Crimean Tatar and Turkish for "Jewish Fortress".  Çufut Qale was historically a center for the Crimean Karaite community. In the Middle Ages the fortress was known as Qırq Yer (Place of Forty) and as Karaites to which sect the greater part of its inhabitants belong, Sela' ha-Yehudim (The Rock of the Jews).  
Stamp: I am not sure

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