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Zilkale

Zilkale

Zilkale is a medieval castle located in Rize Province in the Black Sea Region of Turkey. It is believed that the castle was built by Byzantine empire in the 14th-15th century AD. The castle was used for military purposes during the Ottoman Empire.

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Country: Turkey

District: Rize Province

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 14th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Empire of Trebizond

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Trapezuntine Monuments

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