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Чуфут-Кале, Бахчисарай
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The medieval fortress town of Chufut-Kale is located 3.5 kilometers east of Bakhchysarai.

It arose on a mountain plateau around the V-VI centuries as a fortified settlement on the border of Byzantine possessions. The main population consisted of Alans, then Kipchaks.

Since the 13th century, taken by the Tatars after a long siege and named Kirk-Or, the city was part of the Crimean Khanate (it was the residence of the khan). In the 15th century, Karaites settled here, giving the city the name Chufut-Kale ("Jewish fortress").

Left by residents until the beginning of the 20th century. In the 20th century, Chufut-Kale became a popular tourist center. Three fortress walls with a gate and towers, the mausoleum of the daughter of the Golden Horde Khan Tokhtamysh Dzhanyke-khanym (year 1437), two Karaim kenas, the estate of the historian Avraham Firkovych, and other buildings have been preserved. Near the entrance is a unique siege well.

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