Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent
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