Underwater Castle Discovered Under Turkish Lake was Built 3,000-Years Ago

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Underwater Castle Discovered Under Turkish Lake was Built 3,000-Years Ago

Not only is Lake Van the largest lake in Turkey, but archaeologists from Van Yuzuncu Yil University and a team of divers have just discovered an underwater fortress beneath it. The people of Urartu built the castle approximately 3,000 years ago during the Iron Age, and constructed when the lake’s water level was hundreds of meters lower.

Urartu was a kingdom that flourished between the ninth and sixth centuries BCE, centered around Lake Van. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery.

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