The ruins of an ancient fortress from the period of the Kingdom of Van were found in Van

The ruins of an ancient fortress, unknown until recently, were found on a mountain 2500 meters above sea level in the Gyurpnar region of the Van province in Historical Armenia, which seems to have served various civilizations from the period of the Van kingdom.

A group of archaeologists led by Dr. Rafet Cavusoglu, head of the Department of Archeology at the Faculty of Literature at Van Centennial University, launched an archaeological research project to find the province’s historic buildings and attract tourism development.

During a ground survey of the area, Cavusoglu’s team discovered the remains of a new fortress dating back to the Kingdom of Van. A reservoir 6.5 m deep, 6.5 m long and 2.5 m in diameter was found in the castle, which was not registered in the inventory of cultural property, and the fences were the remains of ceramic products.

Cavusoglu stated that the fortress was a citadel due to the presence of ruins of walls on the southeastern side of the fortress.

Source: Translation Art-A-Tsolum

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