Hasankeyf is dying; Dam is collecting water


Hasankeyf, the historical treasure, will stay under the dam in future. It is collecting water and the treasures such as Hasankeyf will be under the dam lake. With 10,000 year history, Hasankeyf represents us a time capsule. Due to the rescuing excavations, new items from Seljuks and Byzantine ages were discovered.

Residental areas of Hasankeyf give us priceless hints on human being history. Unfortunately one of the historical sites will be invisible again. Only the name will be known but itself will be under the dam lake.

Next generations will remember just the name. If the water drains, Hasankeyf will be visible again.


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