12,000 year old Turkish town of Hasankeyf will soon be under water

The Turkish city of Hasankeyf, which is one of the oldest settlements on the Blue planet, destined to a sad fate. The settlement is rapidly disappearing under the water due to the construction of power plants. The presence of cultural and historical value of the artifact in no way stops construction work.

Experts predict that in the foreseeable future due to built dams 80% of the city will be in the depths of the sea. More than that, Kurds and Arabs have urgently to leave the borders of Hasankeyf. Also archaeologists puzzled by the inaction of local officials who do not want to save the city where the first humans appeared 12,000 years ago. In addition, the Iraqi authorities began to worry as the construction of hydroelectric power plants can lead to the lack of fresh water in the state. This incident was the cause of the protests, as the Hasankeyf still not granted the status of an object of cultural heritage of UNESCO. This publication reports League news Russia.

Causes concern and the fate of the resettled residents. They built a new settlement, but they believe their own irreparable loss.

Three months ago, the researchers found that one of the American settlements may be under water. Under the impact of natural disasters hit the local airport and the Bay. At the moment authorities are awaiting the onset of more devastating floods.

We will add that in April of this year, the island of Crete began to leave under water. In some regions of island formation rose to a height of three meters. Forecasters warned the public that the incident will last for two days. The flood was also caused by heavy rains in Iran.
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