Open-air Museum, an architectural monument of the history of the North Caucasus
A note from the author about the unique monuments of ancient architecture in the mountains of the North Caucasus.
Mountain peaks buried in clouds.
A panorama of rocky terrain in the haze, a curtain of clouds in the lowlands.
A mountain river breaks through the rocky massifs.
Strong flow of a mountain river.
The movement of the mountain river to the lowlands.
Panorama of the ancient gorge with the surviving towers.
Towers and cubic structures on the background of a mountain range.
The ruins of an ancient tower from the inside.
View of the tower from the outside, at the foot of the building, the wind ruffles the dry grass.
The ruins of an ancient city.
Wormwood, mountain lavender, and thistle grow through the rocks.
Through the arches you can see the pillars and columns of the ancient city.
A fragment of an ancient chalice.
Stone steps and thickets of dry grass.
The ruins and remains of a rectangular tower with a single window opening.
View of the gorge from above.
The tower in the smoke.
Smoke billows over the ruins.
A mountain eagle soars in the sky.
Ancient structures in steep cliffs.
Caves and grottos.
The flame of fire.
A sheer cliff with the outline of a stone castle.
Ruins of the gorge and preserved towers.
The flame of fire and the outlines of ancient buildings in the rocks.
View of the gorge through a small window in the tower.
Panorama of the ancient city through the flames of fire.
Lightning in the sky.
The rock slide.
Panorama of the surviving rocky buildings and the ruins of the ancient city.
A dilapidated tower and a view of the lower part of the mountain settlement from the crevice.
Panorama of the mountain gorge from below.
View of the tower, through the trembling mountain flowers.
Panorama of rocks on the background of a cloud curtain.
Ribbed roofs of cone-shaped houses.
The cliffs surrounding the city of the dead.
Panorama of the ancient city.
The skull of a man in the dry grass.
Windows of ancient houses.
The skull of a man inside one of the houses.
Bones of the human hand.
View from the window to the roof of the neighboring house.
A human palm print.
The tower and the houses buried in the clouds.
Part of the roof of an ancient house.
Panorama of the city, houses embedded in the ground.
Thickets of mountain lavender.
View of the gorge.
The outlines of ancient buildings in a steep cliff.
A dilapidated tower.
Children sit on the rocks.
The girl collects hay and throws it to the boy.
The boy runs with a large armful of hay.
The girl blows up the fire, the hay smokes.
The boys look at the smoke.
View of the children from the crevice.
Children around the hearth, a boy sorting hay, a girl blowing smoke.
Smoke drifts over the ruins of the ancient city.
Gorge, the Ruins of the Ancient city, the city of the dead, an Architectural monument of the Northern Caucasus
Locations: Republic of North Ossetia-Alania  Kurtatinsky gorge, Dargavs
Seasons: Summer  Storm