Devil's Gate (Crimea)

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Coordinates: 44°54′51″N 35°14′5″E / 44.91417°N 35.23472°E / 44.91417; 35.23472

View from the Kara Dag

The Devil's Gate (Crimean Tatar: şeytan qapu) or Golden Gate (Altın Qapı) is an arch-like cliff near the Kara Dag Mountain in the Crimea. The cliff was supposed to have marked a gateway to hell.[1] It is popular with tourists and carnelian hunters. Alexander Pushkin is thought to have been the first to depict the cliff, on the margins of his verse novel Eugene Onegin.[2]


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