The mystery behind the ancient underwater kingdom in Turkey
The mystery continues
There is scanty archaeological information about the kingdom of Urartu and the region in which it developed. There were many cuneiform inscriptions that were engraved on the walls of the Van castle, but historians have only managed to decipher a few as most of them have been affected by the elements of the weather. So for now, this is the story of Lake Van. The perseverance of the team of researchers, scientists and archaeologists has made it possible to learn more about this story.
Before the team of researchers from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University ventured out into the lake, there was another team that had tried to explore the lake, without success. This team used better technology to dive deeper into the lake to discover the underwater castle. So we hope that other teams will look into this mystery with better technology to uncover the entire truth behind the story. May be then we will know what became of the Urartian kingdom and its people and also the origin of the castle.