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Eldorado

Last rites for 12,000-yr-old Turkish town

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Eldorado

"The last rays of sunshine are falling across the waters of the Tigris as it runs through Hasankeyf, a 12,000-year-old village in south-eastern Turkey, a region also known as Bakur or Turkish Kurdistan. Although the night is drawing in, a little square in the centre of the village is alive with people taking photographs, laughing and drinking tea.

"In just a few months, the square will be submerged when the waters of the Ilisu dam flood the area.

"The project, once completed, will be the fourth-biggest dam in Turkey; its hydroelectric plant will generate 4,200 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year. However, its energy-generating capacity comes at a cost – Hasankeyf and 198 other villages will be flooded, displacing 80,000 people.

"This little village now has no residents. On October 8, the Turkish government forced its 3,000 inhabitants to move to New Hasankeyf, a village built to house those displaced by the dam. But there is not enough room for everyone."

Full article at The National (UAE): https://www.thenational.ae/world/europe/the-last-goodbye-turkish-village-prepares-to-sink-under-dam-waters-1.943389

And at NDTV (India): https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/a-dam-in-turkeys-hasankeyf-will-soon-submerge-one-of-the-worlds-most-ancient-towns-at-tigris-2139842

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Piney
13 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

"In just a few months, the square will be submerged when the waters of the Ilisu dam flood the area.

In a area with a lot of sun and wind......figures....:hmm:

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third_eye

Water is the new gold... 

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