Khotyn Fortress – medieval defensive architecture of Ukraine

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Khotyn, located in the present , is one of the most ancient towns of Ukraine. It was founded as a border fortress in the beginning of the 11th century.

Built near an important crossing on the Middle Dniester, the town quickly developed and became an important defense and trade center of this territory. Photos by: .

Khotyn fortress was once one of the most powerful in Eastern Europe. Due to its strategic border location, the fortress was over the centuries part of various states (Kievan Rus, Galicia-Volyn, Moldavian principalities, the Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, Russian empires), which greatly
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