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KAFFA

George Page
Micha Jelisavcic
John Sloan

Genoese fortress, sea port, and trading station on Crimean coast. It was from this Genoese port, then under Tatar siege, that the ships carrying the Bubonic Plague departed for the Mediterranian spreading the "Black Death" from Sicily into Italy and France. During previous centuries under Greek and Byzantine rule it was known as Theodosia. It is location of modern city, Feodosia. Here we show a few photos from our educational visit in summer 1997.

History

Here we have the article on Theodosia from the 11th edition of Encyclopedia Britannica. And here is the entry on Kerch. See information collected so far for history of Sudak and under Crimea.

Illustrations

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A remaining section of the medieval city wall

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Area between citadel and southern outer city wall on ridge and behind the camera - same wall from inside as in previous photo outside

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Section of city outer wall between citadel and southern city limits, military zone beyond

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A section of the medieval city wall.

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Scene at a road side farmer's market on road to Kaffa

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Section of inner city wall with tower

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Closer view of the tower in city wall

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Another view of ruin of tower in city wall

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Another tower and part of the outside city wall

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Another part of the city wall

 
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A medieval tower behind some old and new buildings

 
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A medieval tower behind some old and new buildings

 
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A tower by the seacoast

 
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A tower in the inner city wall

 
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Another tower and part of reconstucted wall - viewed from inside city - same tower can be seen from outside.

 
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View of inner city wall from space between it and outer wall

 
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The inner city wall with two towers

 
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Church in the space between the inner and outer city walls

 
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Closer view of the church

 
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Closer view of the church

 

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