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Italian President visits Icherisheher

Baku, July 19, AZERTAC

President of Italy Sergio Mattarella and his daughter Laura Mattarella have visited the Icherisheher, Inner City, a historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital Baku.

They viewed the Maiden Tower, which was built in 7th-6th centuries BC and restored in the 12th century. The Tower, 28m in height and 16-16.5m in diameter, is comprised of a cylinder-like real tower and a huge supporting construction.

The Italian President viewed stone exhibits at Syrataghly Religious and Architectural Complex discovered in 1964 during archaeological excavations in the north of Maiden Tower.

President Sergio Mattarella was informed about Icherisheher State Historical and Architectural Reserve, which was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

They also visited the Palace of Shirvanshahs built in the early 15th century and considered one of the landmark architectural monuments of Azerbaijan.

President Sergio Mattarella and his daughter Laura Mattarella signed a guest book at Icherisheher State Historical and Architectural Reserve.

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