Photos: Betty Blair, Editor of Azerbaijan International, except No. 35 by Ronnie Gallagher
34. Stone masonry with its distinctive lozenge or diamond-shaped pattern on lower section of external wall of tower. The pattern can be seen on both the ornate top as well as the plainer bottom half of the tower. This would seem to indicate that the tower was built as a single unit and not in two sections at two different time periods.
35. Blockwork on internal
wall of Maiden Tower that seems to have been whitewashed. Note
the characteristic diamond-cut pattern with a central hole.
43. Tower facing from north side, again showing difference between upper and lower stone work. Thickness of the Tower walls at ground level is five meters at the base and four meters at the top.
44. Maiden Tower inscription in Arabic, written in post-Islamic Kufi script: "The Tower of Masud, son of Davud".
45. Context showing where
the Arabic inscription is positioned on southwest side of tower.