The invaders destroy the Khan's palace in the Crimea
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In the occupied Crimea, under the guise of “restoration work” construction is underway in the Bakhchisaray Khan's Palace, the purpose of which is – destroy the authenticity of the monument. Some changes made – fatal, said the ex-director of the Bakhchisaray historical and cultural reserve Elmira Ablyalimova.
"The latest information that we received indicates that there are irreversible changes, we are losing this monument. Since 2017, the so-called repair and restoration work has been carried out at the facilities of the complex, and there are about 20 of them. the occupiers carry them out even where there is no need for them. As an example – Dyurbe Dilyary-Bikech (tomb at the South Gate of the Bakhchisarai Khan's Palace – ed.)” – noted Ablyalimova.
The Russians have recently been carrying out work in the main building of the palace, where on the second floor the Golden Cabinet or the Fruit Room of Kirim Gerai Khan has been preserved.
"The room got such names because of the lush gilding on the wooden elements and the image of fruits in vases. This room retained its authenticity: the interior, stained-glass windows, ornamental wall paintings, stucco. Under the later layers of wall paintings, the early ones, probably from the time of the Crimean Khanate, are quite well preserved. And it's like magic,” said the ex-director.
This part of the palace has not been opened to visitors since about the 2000s due to a state of disrepair.
” This winter, the roof of the Golden Cabinet was demolished. Whereas at this time of the year, when there is a lot of rain, no work can be carried out at all, & ndash; Ablyalimova said.
The ex-director also said that work had begun in the harem building of the palace. In the middle of winter, the Russians broke through the door in the wall of the harem, the hole is kept open.
In addition, the Russians are allegedly conducting archaeological research in the Persian courtyard.
“They are led by a person with no professional education and no experience in archeology, who held the position of a laboratory assistant and was engaged in the site of the reserve,” Ablyalimova noted.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovich