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Hosap Outer Castle

Hosap Outer Castle

The magnificent work from urartu is The Hosap Outer Castle, the second structure outside the Hosap Castle. This structure, which is from the period of the Kingdom of Urartu, is depicted more intertwined with nature compared to the inner castle. The walls of the outer castle, which are shaped according to the structure of the land where it was built, have also been completed in accordance with the ground. The walls of the western and northern sides have survived, and the eastern and southern walls of The Hosap Outer Castle have been defeated by time. While the watchtower in the northeastern part of the outer castle remains, the ruins of the village houses and mosques are also worth seeing. When the Hosap Outer Castle is examined, this structure from the Urartians was later used by Byzantines, Armenians (Vaspurakan), Abbasids, Seljuks, Ilhans, Karakoyunlus, Akkoyunlus and Safevi. The village houses, walls, watchtowers, hammams and castles within the Inner and Outer Castles of Hosap sits in front of us as an example of urban planning. The Persian inscription at the interior gate of the castle, whose last ruler was ottoman, is understood to have achieved its present image with ottoman restoration in 1642.

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