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Hasankeyf Ancient City Eastern Turkey

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Hasankeyf: Another ancient city to be destroyed in Turkey

The history of Hasankeyf goes back 10,000 years. This is three times longer than the Giza pyraids, 10 times longer than Stonehenge, and makes the glorious civilizations of the Maya and Inca seem as if they were flourishing just yesterday. Hasankeyf is one of the oldest places in the world. But this 10,000 year run will soon meet its ending point: the city will soon be flooded by the Ilisu Dam.

This article is now published at Hasankeyf – Another Ancient City to be Destroyed

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