Let’s dive into the story of an ancient discovery that baffled everybody. There are no words to explain what an amazing discovery this was. When we first read about it, this was literally the best thing we have read in a long time. This amazing discovery was made in a 600,000-year-old lake. You can imagine how epic this discovery would have been because if you look at the age of the lake which is just amazing but not more than this find. Let’s see what was found that made this story viral.
For decades, this place has been surrounded by the beautiful turquoise lake, that is confined within huge mountain terrain. The landscape around here is something always looks forward to seeing one day leaving behind their hectic schedule. One the edge of the cliff you can spot an ancient church, standing tall guarding the lake. But the most fascinating thing about this place was hidden inside the Lake Van. What was it? You’ll find out soon.
Not exactly looking back but thinking about the past, a disastrous volcano eruption took place, which blocked the lake’s outlet. Surprisingly, despite its altitude which is 5,380 ft, the high salinity level of the lake stops it from freezing. Addition to beautiful mountains this lake is just cherry on top for this place. But was this volcano eruption the reason behind this thing getting lost in time?
So Long Ago
Notably, the lake was formed more than 600,000 years ago and by now the water levels have seen some significant rise. As the water level rose, the lake swallowed that one precious thing which was found after so many years. When it came out in open there was nothing else people talked about except this amazing discovery.
Something To Discover
It wasn’t the first time that this place has been explored. The scientists have always been attracted to this place because of this lake and its fascinating age. For many years, scientists have been looking for that one clue that could prove the myth that revolved around it. Looking at the structure of this place the researchers were sure that one day they would find it. And then it was there lurking on the bed of the lake surrounded by the darkness.
During the 9th century, the city of Tuspha which was the capital of Urartu was located near this same lake. Not many of us have heard about this lost kingdom from the Iron Age. But the Urartu kingdom ruled the whole area of Lake Van back in the 860-560 BC. There have been so many unusual myths revolving around the lake that has always fascinated the scholars to see if it was even true.
The Tales Of The Lake
In the year 2017, the group of archeologists and historical photographers set off on an amazing mission to find out the truth about Lake Van. They heard some great stories from the past but to see if they were even true they need to dive inside the mystical lake before the could say anything for sure.