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Gate citadel of Turkestan.

Tours to Turkestan.

«Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved»

Thomas Fuller.

Trip from Turkestan on fortress Sauran.

Gate of a citadel of Turkestan are dated XVIII - XIX century of century. In east wall сохранившего­ся a fortress citadel fragment. Сonstructed in line with architectural traditions of late medieval Central Asian fortification.
The monument itself the portal construction 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 a of gate are fixed pivotally between stone (from sandstone) the basis and a beam crossing point.
Passes to ladders of towers are blocked by a frame flooring. Steps of ladders board, jammed in a laying of walls. Construction is executed from the extended burned of a so-called "European" sample, on limy solution, an arch - a square brick on plaster.
Fortress walls are put from adobe the V dimensional brick. Besides ladders, in towers, the exit to the fighting course of a wall is provided with the large arranged from within a citadel, along a wall, on the right and to the left of gate. Gate are reconstructed in 1980.

Authority:
Arch of historical and cultural monuments of Kazakhstan. Southern Kazakhstan area. Volume 1. Alma-Ata. Main editorial office "Kazakhstan of an Entsiklopediyasa", 1994. Author of article A. I. Proskurin, B. T. Tuyakbayeva.

Photos
Alexander Petrov.