A Turkish Lake Holds Secrets Of An Ancient Kingdom Waiting To Be Discovered

Past civilizations have left behind monuments and artifacts that now serve as clues that tell us more about the way they lived and what was important to them. These artifacts can show up in the most unlikely places— even at the bottom of a 600,000-year-old lake.

Keep reading to find out what archeologists found under those murky waters and why it was such an important discovery. It proves there’s plenty of mystery on this planet still waiting to be uncovered today.

The Waters Of Lake Van

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Ali Ihsan Ozturk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Ali Ihsan Ozturk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

There is a gorgeous lake in present-day Turkey called Lake Van that is known for its stunning turquoise water. People have been coming to the lake for decades to admire the majesty of nature. The lake is located right next to an impressively tall mountain, lush green foliage, and an ancient church that sits on the edge of a cliff.

In this spot, architecture and nature blend to create a landscape that’s part man-made and part divinely inspired.