‘History disappears’ as dam waters flood ancient Turkish town
/ The Mighty 790 KFGO | KFGO
February 25, 2020 08:24 am
By Ali Kucukgocmen
HASANKEYF, Turkey (Reuters) - Every day hundreds of people gather on the banks of the Tigris river in southeast Turkey to watch a 12,000-year-old town disappearing before their eyes.
Rising water levels from the giant Ilisu Dam further downstream are slowly submerging the town of Hasankeyf and flooding an area which was settled by humans for millennia.
More:‘History disappears’ as dam waters flood ancient Turkish town | The Mighty 790 KFGO | KFGO