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Pictures of Van Fortress. Photos & Images of Van Castle, Turkey


Pictures of Van Fortress. Images & photos of the Uratian fortification on Lake Van that overlooks the ruins of Tushpa, the ancient 9th century Uratian capital.

Van Fortress is a massive stone fortification built by the ancient kingdom of Urartu during the 9th to 7th centuries BC, and is the largest example of its kind.

Successive groups such as the Armenians, Romans, Medes, Achaemenid and Sassanid Persians, Arabs, Seljuks, Ottomans and Russians each controlled...
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