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Lake Van drought reveals ancient city of Erciş

Lake Van, Anatolia.
Lake Van, Anatolia. Image by Miguel Olaya / CC BY-SA 2.0

The worst drought to hit Anatolia in 15 years has caused Turkey’s largest lake to dry up, revealing ancient structures and parts of the city of Erciş. More buildings dating from the Urartian Kingdom, established 1000 BC, are expected to be uncovered as the drought continues. Read more: hurriyetdailynews.com