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A 3000-year-old castle was discovered on the bottom of a Turkish lake by an incredible team of researchers from a Turkish University, writes Hürriyet Daily News.

The discovery was made by the archaeologists from the Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, who were doing some research work on the bottom of Van, the largest lake in Turia.

The experts believe the ruins belong to a fortress built by the Uratura dynasty, who lived during the Iron Age, between the 9th and 6th centuries BC.

In the interview for the Anadolu agency in Turkey, the underwater cameraman and the leader of the diving team Tahsin Ceylan explained how the residents of a nearby town and archaeologists familiar with the lake assured the team they will not find anything in the water.

Eventually, the researchers have discovered the remarkable ruins are in fact ruins of an extended site, spreading over a square meter and despite being swallowed by the water for centuries, the height of the visible sections of the still-standing walls is between three or four meters fall.

Urda, also known as the Kingdom of Van, was an ancient nation that included parts of modern Turkey, Armenia, and Iran. Lake Van is seen as an important accent of civilization.

The underwater archaeological discovery is more and more common lately. Recently a Roman antique town was found on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.