Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Atlantis FOUND? Mystery 3,000-year-old castle spotted underwater

We have a significant structure underwater in Lake Van that appears to be dated to the end of the Bronze Age and early Iron Age. Been underwater should have preserved a lot of significant artifacts so this is important.

You will be looking for the garbage tip though. This place was abandoned slowly when its feet started getting wet and then likely over centuries before it was fully drowned.

all good.

3,000-year-old castle spotted underwater

BOFFINS have discovered the ruins of a 3,000-year old castle underwater – and believe they have finally found what they’ve been looking for. 
By Christine Younan / Published 22nd November 2017

Archaeologists who have been searching Lake Van – the second largest lake in Turkey – for decades have discovered what they believe is a lost city.
The castle is thought to be an Iron Age relic of the Urartu civilisation – also called the Kingdom of Van – which lived in the area from the 6th to the 9th century BC.
The remarkable discovery was made by archaeologists from the Van Yüzüncü Yıl University and a team of divers.

Tahsin Ceylan, head of the diving team of the project, has been searching for the Lake Van Monster – a beast supposedly similar to the legendary Loch Ness Monster – when he found the castle.
He told the Daily Sabah: “There was a rumour that there might be something under the water but most archaeologists and museum officials told us that we won’t find anything.”
The water levels of the lake had changed over the past few thousand years.

Incredible underwater cities

The idea that an entire city could just vanish beneath the waves is a terrifying thought – and while these lost underwater cities aren’t the mythical Atlantis, that’s exactly what happened to them.

“We now believe we have discovered a new area for archaeologists and historians to study.”
Atlantis is a fictional island first mentioned in the writings by ancient Greek philosopher Plato in 360 BC.

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