5 The Underground Town Eski Kermen

The Underground Town Eski Kermen

Posted on April 22, 2011 by team

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Eski Kermen is the medieval city-stronghold in the Crimea. This name means “an old fortress” in the Tatar language. Eski Kermen was founded in the VIth century as a Byzantine stronghold and had existed till the end of the XIVth century. As it was not so big and important those times no significant events or historical facts remained.

But from the Xth century the town and naturally its importance began to grow. The prosperity of Eski Kermen is related to the XII-XIIIth centuries, when the town popularity was more than 3,000 people. In 1299 the stronghold was destroyed and ravaged by Mongols. Since that time it hasn’t restored its significance.

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Mountains have gentle slopes with beautiful peach orchards.

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This is the well-remained road leading to the main city gates, dungeons and guards room.

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Russians have shot here some interesting films about wars.

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Rocky half destroyed apartments.

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How they look in the Russian film “The 9th company”.

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These are guards rooms with benches and little windows. Caves are dug up mechanically.

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The way to the city.


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5 Responses to “The Underground Town Eski Kermen”

  1. testicules says:

    Pretty cool place to have a party

  2. zjoske says:

    Holy Moly, gorgeous place. Phantastic!

  3. Mizz... (A) says:

    To be honest personally i think places like this shod ramein ontuuched by to much tourism to keep the legends alive, think it had not been so cool if still habitated and deformed by modern living and commercial, well part of the natural process but effectivley take away most of the anicien mytic if one ask me…

    Wich i had my own rock tower out there can just imagine sitting in the top cave… Guess i would sit there for days.. Cool!

  4. Musa says:

    I would of loved to have seen how it looked ages a go. It must of been horrible when the Mongols defeated them.

  5. YJ says:

    This is how the term caveman comes from.

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