archeological finds, for example, large ceramic barrels, the jars, models of weapons and household items, as well as the devices, invented in the XV century. These are prototypes of a crane, Bicycle, sewing machine, lights, timer and even the tank, which is known to be designed by Leonardo da Vinci in the form of an armored van with guns.
And the staff of the Park “Crimea in miniature” made according to historical sketches of the layout of the fortress, which became one of the Central objects.
– Our goal is to revive in Alushta Aluston fortress as a new tourist attraction, to bring her back from centuries of oblivion, – said one of the initiators of the project, the Deputy of the state Council of the RK, Viktor Zhilenko. – Soon will discover a great viewpoint for couples, families, friends and tourists who love the Crimea. From the towers of the fortress offers beautiful views of Alushta. We hope that it will be one of the most important attractions of the city.
According to another of the project initiator, head of the Crimean regional branch of “New formation” Michael krasnenkova, the Museum exposition is constantly expanding, and in the nearest plans – creation of interactive zones where you can see the work of potters and blacksmiths, and even become spectators of historical reconstructions.
In the fall of 2020, the planned large-scale work, in particular, excavation and construction of new walls.
Galina Ogneva, head of the administration of Alushta:
– a Lot of guests arriving in Alushta, pointed to the need for the restoration of the Fort. I’m glad that the opening of a new exhibition in its territory. I’m sure that this is the beginning of a new life of the monument under the open sky – “the Fortress of Aluston”.
Founded in the VI century a fortress was originally occupied an area of 0.25 hectares. The thickness of its walls reached three and a height of 10 meters. With the further expansion of the territory of the Byzantine fortress, the building played the role of the citadel. By the end of the seventh century, the Byzantines left Aluston due to internal and external shocks in the Empire. The castle passed into the possession of the Khazar khanate, but the population of Aluston continued to be Christian, and in the VIII century, was replenished by immigrants from Byzantium. In the IX century was built a defensive wall around the settlement, and the area of the fortress was increased to 0.5 hectares. In the second half of X century Aluston again became Byzantine, in XI-XII centuries experienced a new heyday. The fortifications were rebuilt, the area increased again – already up to three hectares. Two-story houses formed a network of urban neighborhoods. In the XIII century Aluston, and the entire Crimea, became part of the Golden Horde, in XIV century the southern coast of Crimea came into the possession of the Republic of Genoa. In the mid-fifteenth century the Genoese rebuilt the castle, making it the most powerful on the South coast. In 1475 Aluston stormed round��and, and its fortifications were not restored. Up to the present day remained the only one tower.