Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Restoration work is being carried out at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Restoration work is being carried out at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Restoration work is being carried out at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Restoration work is being carried out at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Restoration work is being carried out at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Restoration work is being carried out at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Restoration work is being carried out at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Restoration work is being carried out at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Restoration work is being carried out at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Restoration work is being carried out at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Restoration work is being carried out at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Restoration work is being carried out at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Stone workers carry out restoration work at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Stone workers carry out restoration work at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Stone workers carry out restoration work at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Stone workers carry out restoration work at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Stone workers carry out restoration work at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Workers carry out excavation work at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

Stonemasonry of 2,700 year old Urartu temple in Turkey's Van Fotoğraf: Özkan Bilgin

VAN, TURKEY - JULY 22: Stone workers carry out restoration work at the Ayanis Castle in Van, Turkey on July 22, 2020. Ayanis Castle was constructed on a hill, overlooking Lake Van, by Rusa II King of Urartu. After 2700 years, the walls of Urartu Ayanis Castle have been unearthed during the excavation works. In this year's part of the excavations, the engraved stones on the walls of the 2,700 year old temple, are placed in their original place. Excavation and restoration works in the castle, which was one of the most magnificent structures of the Urartu Kingdom with its decorations, mudbrick walls and stone engravings, has been carried out for 31 years. ( Özkan Bilgin - Anadolu Agency )

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