Water receded in Lake Van, rock tombs emerged
With the receding waters of Lake Van in Van’s Erciş district, rock tombs and rooms have come to light.
While global warming and drought threaten the whole world, Lake Van, Turkey’s largest lake, is also struggling with this drought.
Extreme heat and lack of precipitation have caused the waters of Lake Van to recede by meters in the last few years.
This retreat has caused many historical sites to come to light.
Finally, rooms carved into the rock, estimated to belong to the Urartian period, were unearthed in the Madavank area of Çelebibağı neighborhood of Erciş.
Citizens who went swimming in the lake found 2 rooms carved into the rock.
The rooms, which could not be seen before due to the high water level and started to be seen with the receding waters of Lake Van, are seen half full of water.