The mystery behind the ancient underwater kingdom in Turkey

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Ceylon was a little disappointed that he hadn’t found this mysterious sea creature, but he had in front of him a magnificent centuries-old castle. The salty waters of Lake Van had preserved the rocks so well that they were more or less still intact. A closer inspection of the archaeological site revealed that the stones used to build the underwater castle were similar to those used to build several villages and settlements in the area. Historians believe that these stones were used in the ancient Urartian kingdom.

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If the mystery of the castle’s discovery was solved, another mystery remained: how the castle had landed at the bottom of the lake? It was hard to imagine that it had been moved since its walls were 4 meters high and its structure was about a kilometer wide. This was the real mystery because no trace of this event existed anywhere. Yet such a massive building could not simply disappear from from the surface of the earth in this manner. Ceylan, the head of the dive team said, « It is a miracle to find this castle underwater. Archaeologists will come here to examine the castle’s history and provide information on it. »

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