The wall showing traditional Sasanian building elements, such as purposeful rock shaping and cut-ins for structural elements Maiden tower, Baku, Azerbaijan
Darband (Derbent) Fortress walls. Visible Sasanian style construction that is similar to those in the Baku Maiden Tower (Qiz Qalasi).
Interestingly, up to twenty legends are related to the Maiden Tower, many set in Baku's medieval or Islamic period. However, a few legends are arguably more deeply rooted, as we believe, in Baku's Zoroastrian or pre-Islamic period.