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Ancient castle found underwater in Turkey

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https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/underwater-fortress-urartu-lake-van-turkey-archaeology-video-spd/

 

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Speaking to local press, Ceylan said the archaeological site spans roughly a kilometer. The visible sections of the fortress's walls range in size from 10 to 13 feet.

Video shot by Ceylan shows the underwater archaeologists swimming through the turquoise blue lake. Large stones stacked together like a brick wall puncture the lake's waters. The fortress's remaining structures range from loose piles of stones to smooth square walls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I was impressed by how silt free the walls are. I'd have guess that sediments would have obscured the walls more.

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1 hour ago, stereologist said:

I was impressed by how silt free the walls are. I'd have guess that sediments would have obscured the walls more.

Pretty amazing how clean it was, considering the algae particles visible in the water. Some of the wall sections appeared to have mortar intact still. Fascinating stuff all these underwater discoveries.  

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