caucasian avars

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Gamsutl’ is an ancient Avar settlement in Gunibsky district, Dagestan. Its carved in rock on top of a mountain at 1400 meters altitude (4600 feet).

In the 1950′s, the inhabitants were forced by the Soviets to move to collective farms and the village was destroyed. It is listed as settlement but it’s a ghost village; it has yet to be listed as a historical site.