Traces of Urartu civilization in Lake Van

As we know that the rain is getting less so the levels of lakes are going low. This causes to see the hidden buildings under the lakes.

The region of Van used to be under the domination of Urartu Empire. Most of the buildings of Urartu Empire have been disappeared or they are under the Lake Van. Drought periods are the times when the level of the lake is going down. Some Urartu buildings and a port came in sight. It is thought that the port is around 2700 years old. It is a good hint of Urartu Empire and the geography of the region. It is the sign of the change of lake surface. The area of the lake used to be smaller around 2000 years old.

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