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Marin – Merdis Fortress

Marin – Merdis Fortress

Although the precise date of construction is not known, stylistically, the fortress appears to be Byzantine, and has been restored on many occasions. Perched on a high peak, the fortress measures 1500 meters around and has 12 towers and a watchtower.

The south gate was secured by a second iron door. The castle of the Merdis King is located to the east. A cellar is carved into the rock foundation of the castle, with a cistern beside it.

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