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The Markeli Fortress is a medieval Byzantine fortress located in the southeastern part of Bulgaria.
In 756, the Bulgarian Khan Vinekh lost a battle against the troops of Emperor Constantine the Fifth, which took place near the Markeli fortress.
In 811, the fortress was used by Nikifor Henry as a starting point from where his troops could carry out ill-fated campaigns in Bulgaria. As a result, in one of the campaigns, the army of Khan Krum defeated his army.
The choice of the site for the construction of the fortress was made from a strategic point of view. Due to the natural relief and high ramparts, the fortress was impregnable for conquerors.
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Topic: Markeli Fortress in Bulgaria.