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The origins of the tower are shrouded in myst...
The origins of the tower are shrouded in mystery, no-one knows for certain when it was built or what it was built for or even how it acquired its name. No written sources survive that record its construction or original function.
The Maiden Tower houses a museum, which presents the story of how the history of Baku evolved. There are a number of competing explanations for the name:- The most prominent of which is the legend of a maiden (said to be the daughter of the Khan of Baku) who threw herself off its top to her death in the waves below. -In some sources she was said to be the sister rather than the daughter of the king who was actually incarcerated by her brother and to escape from the ignominy of incarceration she jumped to death from the top of the tower.- Another explanation for the name is testament to the fact that the tower has never been taken by force and the fact that some believe that it was once a Watch Tower which can account for its name.