An Ancient Irrigation Canal in Urartu

An Ancient Irrigation Canal in UrartuAt the end of the 9th century BC, a 72-kilometer irrigation canal was built in the Ararat Kingdom (Urartu), which was quite complicated for its time.

Moreover, this 4.5-meter wide and 1.5-meter deep canal is so well-built that it still supplies water to the area of Van.

Urartian kings could have watched Van from the same angle as in the image below.

The small creek on the left has been a part of the irrigation system used in Urartu.


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