Ancient Settlement of Durnali near Mary

The fortress had a regular rectangular shape (roughly 180х160). On its corners and along the walls strong towers used to stand. The fortress could accommodate a plenty of townspeople behind the walls: the number of loopholes reached five hundred; except for them there was a top level with castellations behind which the warriors could hide.

The inner territory of the fortress is practically empty. The only ruins of some big building can be seen closer to its center. The coins dated the 1st - 2nd centuries found there testify to Durnali's age.