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- Izborsk Fortress
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- Late Medieval (1300AD-1500AD)
- Eastern Europe
- 1300AD - 1399AD
about Izborsk Fortress
Izborsk Fortress is a ruined medieval fortress and settlement in western Russia with a history dating back to the 7th century.
It was the Slavic Krivich tribe which founded Izborsk, then a modest settlement, yet it was in the 10th century that the first wooden version of Izborsk Fortress was built. A stone incarnation of the fortress took its place in the 11th century.
The current Izborsk Fortress dates mostly from the 14th century, when it was relocated a few hundred metres away from its initial site. It would finally be deserted in the 16th century.
Izborsk Fortress has been restored by the Global Heritage Fund.
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Address: Izborsk, Russia
Phone: Contact local tourist office
The nearest city is Pskov.
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