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The Eastern portal
 
      The builder of the portal was an architect, Master Amir-shah Vayankukhi by name, an inhabitant of a suburb near Tabriz. The upper part of the portal is decorated with a construction inscription in Arabic, (Great) Ulu Rajab-baba-Bakuyi ordered to construct this noble building in the period of the fairest and greatest Soltan - Murad in 994. (1585-86).
      Most probably this construction functioned as an entrance into the building which either did not survive or had never been erected at all. This can be seen from the text of the inscription, which mentions the construction of a building – as an “imarat” (a palace), but not as a gate.
 

 

 
 
 
The complex of Shirvanshahs palace
    The Ensemble of Shirvanshahs' Palace built in the XV century, is one of the pearls of Azerbaijanian architecture. The construction of the palace are situated on the highest point of one of the hills of «Icheri Sheher» - Baku fortress. Being picturesquely spread over three terrace - yards towered above each other the ensemble is seen from the sea and heights surrounding the city. The buildings crowned with cupolas with the well-proportioned portals and minaret, irreproachably made details, inimitable kind of fine and deep carving of ornaments and inscriptions, splendid masonry have come down to us in all their beauty.
    The ensemble contains dwelling - house, «Divanxane», Shirvanshahs' tomb Palace mosque with a minaret, bath-house, SeyidYahyaBakuvies Mausoleum, Eastern portal.
    Divankhane was the place for official receptions and state meetings. Rotunda of Divankhane is crowned with the cutstone cupola with pointed arch surrounded by the same arcade of closed yard. A high, well - proportioned portal of the main entrance is decorated with ornaments and inscriptions of unusual polish and beauty.
 
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