An ancient Armenian church has re-surfaced from under Lave Van in (Western Armenia) Turkey, per Agos.
The church was abandoned in 1841 after Lake Van’s water level rose. However, as a result of the drought, the sunken city of Old Archesh re-surfaced when the waters receded.
“And now, unfortunately, it is being destroyed by the excavations of treasure hunters. If no precautions are taken, another historical legacy will disappear,” said Sedat Ulugana in Agos.