The mystery behind the ancient underwater kingdom in Turkey

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The archaeologists needed to carry out further studies to establish exactly when the castle was built. As it stood, there were two diverging truths. One camp strongly believed that the castle was built during the Urartian civilisation while the other had reason to believe that the castle was constructed much earlier than that. So they took the research further to analyse the stones that were used in the construction process. Fortunately, the stones held the answer to their questions.

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The team of scientists took the research further and discovered that some of the stones used in the castle actually came from medieval times. In response to the results, the researchers from Van Yüzüncü Yil University suggested that the Urartians had just recycled the materials that were used. This hypothesis was not acceptable to some researchers in the team. So to break the tie, an archeology professor at the University of Marmara was called upon. According to him: “the walls say the medieval period or the end of antiquity rather than Urartu. The Urartian people never used any material between the ashlars of the walls to connect with each other. « 

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