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"Not far from Mankopia is a certain very ancient fortress and town, but it does not have any name from the Turks or Tatars, no even from the Greeks themselves, because of its extreme antiquity…", the Polish ambassador Martinus Broniovius (Martin Broniewski) wrote in the 16th century. It was probably the reason why the Tatars started to call it simply "Eski-Kermen", which meant "the old fortress". Eski-Kermen is one of the most picturesque cave towns. It is located in the south-western area of the mountainous region of the Crimea, 6 km to the south from Krasnyy Mak (Russian for "red poppy") village, on the plateau of a mesa, which stretched along the north-south axis. This plateau is 1,040 m long and maximum 170 m wide. Its north and east slopes had steep precipices rising up to 30 m high above neighboring valleys.

 


 

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