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Akhtala Fortress

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The Fortress of Akhtala was built in the tenth century by Gurgen (Kyurikeh) Bagratuni. It was erected on a large promontory.

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The Fortress of Akhtala was built in the tenth century by Gurgen (Kyurikeh) Bagratuni. It was erected on a large promontory. The deep and rocky canyons around the fortress used to serve as a natural barrier. The considerably accessible areas were protected by towers and gates. The only entrance to the fortress is from the north. 

The entrance was protected by a three-floor conical tower, which had a circular layout, and gates. The tower, which dates back to the 13th century, is built into the fortress walls. The fortress is made of bluish basalt.​​

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