The mystery behind the ancient underwater kingdom in Turkey
The great battle
After weeks of intense training and plotting, King Tiglath-Pileser III was ready to engage in battle. His goal was to take back the land that rightfully belonged to his people and nothing could dissuade him. The researchers could not determine the outcome of the fight, but one of the consequences was the submergence of the castle. Researchers believe that the castle was displaced in the battle before it was later submerged by the waters of Lake Van.
The reign of King Rusa had just began when King Tiglath-Pileser III initiated the battle. Further, scientists speculate that the castle was moved during the battle and later submerged under the waters of Lake Van. Documentary evidence suggests that King Tiglath-Pileser III emerged victorious from the battle in 743 BC. Unfortunately, most of the historical evidence has been affected by elements of the weather, so it is difficult to know exactly what happened during the battle.