View of the acute mountain of Chufut-Kale


The artist is Mivil

In 1814-1816, the Swiss painter Jacques Christoph Mivil traveled to the Caucasus and Crimea, lived for some time on the estate of the Tauride Governor A. M. Borozdin. During the trip,.-TO.Mivil performed a large number of drawings, according to which, upon returning to Basel in 1817–1819, paints painted. The completed species were sent to St. Petersburg for sale. Chufut-Kale-one of the most preserved and visited „cave cities". The time of its occurrence, some researchers consider the VI century, others – X -XII century. In 1299, during the next raid on the Crimea, the Nogai troops captured the city. Later, with the formation of the Crimean Khanate, the city became the Tatar fortress and was called Kirk-Er (Kirk-Or)- „Forty fortifications". After the Tatars departure to Bakhchisaray in „Cave city" Karaites settled, and he received a new name-Chufut-Kale- „Jewish fortress". By the end of the 19th century, the city was left by residents. There are many objects that attract the attention of tourists in the Chufut-Kale.

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