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The southern wall of the fortress at the gates of Horta-Kapa will be restored in Derbent

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Restoration work is planned to be completed by the end of 2025.

The restoration of part of the Southern Fortress Wall of the Derbent Fortress, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and destroyed as a result of prolonged rains, is planned to be completed by the end of 2025. The cost of the work will be about 47.5 million rubles, the relevant information was published on Thursday on the Rostender website.

The partial collapse of the wall of the Derbent fortress at the gates of Orta-Kapa occurred on the night of November 16-17, 2020 due to the wetting of the historical masonry after prolonged torrential rains.

"Specialists are being sought in Derbent to restore the Southern wall of the gates of the Horta-Kapa Derbent fortress of the VI century. The contractor will be determined based on the results of an open tender in electronic form. <...> It is expected that the restoration work will be completed by December 2025," the report says.

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation accepts applications for participation until March 6. Four days will be allocated for summing up the results. The winner will be awarded a contract for 47.5 million rubles.

The gates of the Southern City Wall - Orta-Kapa (middle gate) lead towards the Juma Mosque - one of the most ancient monuments of the city of Derbent.

Derbent is located on the coast of the Caspian Sea, in 2015 it celebrated its 2000th anniversary. The settlement on this territory existed more than 5 thousand years ago. In 2003, UNESCO added the citadel of Naryn-Kala, an ancient city, including the eighth-century Juma Mosque and the fortifications of Derbent, to the World Heritage List as outstanding monuments of the Sasanian Empire and subsequent cultures. Derbent is the second largest city in Dagestan with a population of more than 120 thousand people.

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