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Castle-Like Structure Discovered On


A Hill In Van Province, In Eastern
Turkey
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March 14, 2016 Archaeology News

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MessageToEagle.com A historic castle-like structure has been found in a field in eastern Van, in the
eastern province of Van, near the Iranian border
The structure mostly stone rubble around five meters tall is located on a hill some 2,000 meters high,
in aldrans Ycelen neighborhood, which overlooks Mount Ararat and a number of nearby settlements,
reportsHurriyet Daily News.
The structure is mostly stone rubble around five meters tall. AA photos.

The structure resembles the early Iron Age castles which can be seen in the
region. Also, the walling technique of the structure refers to the Middle Ages.
The tower-like structures in the field we have never seen before in the region,
associated Professor Rafet avuolu, the head of Yznc Yl Universitys
archaeology department said.

Van Museum Director Erol Uslu said they were informed about the structure when a local had come to
them with photos, adding such a structure was not in their records. AA photos.

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The stones of the towers were piled on each other without mortar. A piece of
cloth is attached to one of the towers. There are also graves in the field which are
visited by villagers. It shows us that this field has a regional dimension.

According to our elders, this place was a graveyard for martyrs. AA photos.

Local elders say the place was once a graveyard for martyrs and for now, the structure represents a
historical mystery.
Archaeologists will conduct surface survey and satellite photos will provide necessary information about
the unknown structure, experts say.

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