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The ancient settlement of Urartu was found in Eastern Turkey

13:05, Wednesday, 20 December, 2017
The ancient settlement of Urartu was found in Eastern Turkey

In the area of ​​Dumloo Erzurum, located in eastern Anatolia, Turkey, an ancient settlement with mountain tombs, a temple zone and a 50-meter water tunnel was discovered.

Archaeologists say that this settlement can refer to the time of the Kingdom of Urartu, a powerful kingdom of the Iron Age, located in the vicinity of Lake Van in the Armenian Highlands. This corresponds to the biblical Kingdom of Ararat.

The ancient settlement of Urartu was found in Eastern Turkey
The ancient settlement of Urartu was found in Eastern Turkey

Researcher and writer Omer Faruk Kyzylkaya, who studies the history and culture of the ancient city of Erzurum, began a large-scale study of this regionOne of the many interesting discoveries is the ancient tunnel with water, which people with brilliant engineering ideas, cut out in the rocks to get fresh water at a level 50 meters below the surface of the earth.

“This is the place where the funeral ceremonies of kings or people were performed, which are highly respected by the public. We think that there is a tomb belonging to either the king, the ruler, or the religious figure, “says Omer Farouk.

The ancient settlement of Urartu was found in Eastern Turkey
The ancient settlement of Urartu was found in Eastern Turkey

“This is an important area related to ancient times, the place where we see rock tombs. This place should be taken under protection for detailed study, “he said.

“There are funerary cells, consisting of one room and a large room with many small rooms,” says Professor Dr. Khaldun Ozkan from the Department of Art History of the University of Ataturk.

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