Kef Castle; A castle of Urartu civilization

Urartu civilization has a deep impact on Turkish landscape. A visitor can come across Urartu effect in every building including castles. Urartu castles are special featured defense buildings because we can discover many outstanding features such as great architecture.

Construction year of Kef castle isn’t certain due to absence of document. It is certain that it was a big facility. A palace ruin was unearthed during the archeological excavations. It was built on a volcanic hill.

It is located in border of Bitlis province. It is one of the great settlement areas of Urartu architecture.

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