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Urartian King’s tomb opened in Turkey

The burial chamber of Urartian King Argishti has been opened for the first time in eastern Turkey. Centered around the Lake Van in the eastern Turkey, the Urartian Kingdom ruled from the mid 9th century BC till its defeat by Media in the early 6th century BC. The most splendid monuments

High voltage lines deface archeological site

High voltage lines have been errected without permission through an archaelogical site behind Kalecik Castle in Turkey. “It is sad that towers for high voltage lines were erected in that 1,600-square-kilometer area where 2,475 ancient stones are arranged in a formulaic pattern,” said Rafet Çavu?o?lu from Van Yüzüncü Y?l University Archeology