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Turkish archaeologists have discovered the ancient fortress of Van—from the Urartu era—in the mountains of southeastern Turkey.

This fortress was built 2,800 years ago.

The belonging of this discovery is confirmed by the remains of ceramic items and the ruins of the walls.

It is known that from the 9th to 6th centuries BC., the ancient Kingdom of Urartu was located in the Armenian mountain range.

Remains of Urartian writing have been preserved in the territory of modern Armenia—in the region of Lake Sevan. And the fortress of Van was the most famous. Researchers have excavated a large storeroom at a depth of 6.5 meters in the fortress. Ceramic relics have been preserved there, Anadolu agency reported.

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