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Chufut Kale, Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine

Chufut Kale in Turkish means "Jewish Fortress." Chufut Kale was populated by Karaim, the Turkish-speaking tribe who confessed Jewish belief. The city was hidden on elevated Yailas, or plateaus, in the central part of the 150+ miles wide peninsula. The city's prosperity time were 4th - 11th centuries. After the Mongol invasion in 1223, the city slowly fell into decay.

(c) Cyril Moshkow

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happy_accidents
Mar. 26th, 2005 10:47 am (UTC)
How interesting looking! And thanks for the bio ;)
wolk_off
Mar. 26th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
Hey. My pleasure :))
dragoneletra
Mar. 26th, 2005 11:14 am (UTC)
Wow !!!
More ?? Please ??

Jc
wolk_off
Mar. 26th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
See the next post in this community :)
bitpuddle
Mar. 26th, 2005 11:53 am (UTC)
Nice.
bronxelf_ag001
Mar. 26th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
These are great, and I appreciate the history lesson as well.

Thanks!
electropunk
Mar. 26th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC)
these kind of posts are the reason i have a lj account in the first place

very interesting... and those pics make me want to go there and explore

thank you :)
wolk_off
Mar. 26th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
I'm glad people like it.
It's a beautiful place, really worth seeing, but the comfort standards for travellers there are, er, a little lower than in the U.S. :)))
enoughrope
Mar. 26th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
I agree with the last comment - these are wonderful. Thanks for making the day better!
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