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

A Volcanic Eruption

Photo Credit: natgeo
Photo Credit: natgeo

Back in ancient times, a volcano erupted and the flow of lava ended up blocking Lake Van’s outlet. This lake is at a really high altitude: 5,380 feet above sea level. Most water would freeze at that altitude, but Lake Van is salty enough that it stays fluid, even when there’s snow all around it.

Could it be that whatever is at the bottom of this lake ended up there because of the volcano?