The Secrets At The Bottom Of A Turkish Lake

Incredible | 3/24/20

We can learn so much about past civilizations from the artifacts and ruins they leave behind. We can tell how they prepared food from the cooking instruments and clay storage containers we find. We can learn how they lived from the ruins of old houses and temples. Sometimes relics from the past show up in the most unlikely of places—like 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.

The Turquoise Waters In Turkey

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Photo by Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Photo by Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

This is a photo of Lake Van in Turkey. This is what the lake and the land surrounding it looks like today. The water is a stunning turquoise color and it’s flanked by some truly majestic mountains.

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.