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Ancient settlement Yassy gate.

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Gate of the ancient settlement Yassу are located in east wall of the remained fragment of fortress of a citadel, the XVIII-XIX centuries in Turkestan. Are executed in architectural traditions of late medieval Central Asian fortification.
The monument represents the portal building with a lancet arch flanked by 2 towers ladders. As well as the wall of fortress, a collar are topped with loopholes and teeth. Wooden two-fold cloths of gate are fixed by hinges between stone (from sandstone) the basis and a beam a crossing point.
Passes to spiral staircases of towers are blocked by a frame flooring. Steps of ladders wooden. Construction is executed from a burned brick of the "European" sample”, on limy solution, an arch - a square brick on plaster.
Fortifications are put from an adobe large-size brick. Besides ladders, in towers, the exit to the fighting course of a wall is provided with the large ladders arranged from within a citadel, along a wall, on the right and to the left of gate.
Gate are reconstructed in 1980.

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"Monument history and architecture of Kazakhstan. Southern Kazakhstan area". Volume 1 - Alma-Ata. Main editorial office "Kazakh of an Entsiklopediyasa", 1994.

Alexander Petrov.