Ushkaloi towers

Ushkaloi towers

Historic Site

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Ushkaloi towers, laid out in rocky apertures, archeologists refer to the most ancient type of structures. Chechen mountain towers were erected in rocky blocks, sometimes at hard-to-reach heights, on the steep stone banks of local rivers. Caves and mountain crevices were covered with stones on the outer side, and then windows and entrances, observation slits and loopholes were cut. According to archaeologists, towers were built to control the road leading to the village.

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Coordinates: 45.590829,42.755675