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A dam, dating from 1240 BC, was announced to be reopened for use on September 23, 2006. The dam was ordered by King Tudhaliya IV in the name of the goddess Hebat. According to ancient Hittite tablets, a drought struck Anatolia in 1200 BC, prompting the King to import wheat from Egypt so that his land would avoid famine. Following this, the king ordered numerous dams to be built in central Anatolia, all but one of them becoming non-functional over time. The one in Alacahöyük has survived because the water source is located inside the dam's reservoir.

Thank you folks for the interest and comments on my previous upload. I should also thank you for congratulating me for my exhibition and your concern!

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Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 May 2013 - 3:45 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:A Dam Dating from 1240 BC
Username:nonur nonur
Uploaded:22 May 2013 - 4:13 PM
Tags:Alacahoyuk, Çorum, Dam, Hittite Dam, Photo journalism, Reservoir, Turkey
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debu
debu  4 India
22 May 2013 - 4:15 PM

Lovely image with nice foreground details.
debu

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22 May 2013 - 4:24 PM

Nice series and a very interesting write up


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taggart
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22 May 2013 - 4:26 PM

A very interesting bit of history--- Clever people as far back as....

Impressive images as well!

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morpheus1955
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22 May 2013 - 4:51 PM

Super set of images, interesting write up.

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gajewski
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22 May 2013 - 4:53 PM

The Hitites were an amazing people. We toured one of their underground cities -- going down 8 stories below ground in Cappadocia.
This is a very pleasing scene with fascinating commentary.
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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
22 May 2013 - 4:57 PM

Lovely images of this ancient dam Nezih !! Hard to believe it lasted so long ! I love the composition in V1 Smile

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SlowSong
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22 May 2013 - 4:59 PM

And still working. Smile

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Irishkate
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22 May 2013 - 4:59 PM

Beautiful images with wonderful clarity.
Interesting history.
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gwynn56
gwynn56  252 forum posts England
22 May 2013 - 6:32 PM

nice set of images , Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 6:41 PM

It was certainly built to last, Nezih, a fine record as well.

Dave

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 6:43 PM

The images are fantastic Nezih, so green and lush. Thank you for the Narrative, all interesting...John

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 6:43 PM

Once again you have captured the essence of an ancient and historic site in your photographs and further extended the expression in words.
Fascinating as usual!
Regards
Bill

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ColleenA
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22 May 2013 - 7:04 PM

3 great images, such interesting history

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richmowil
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22 May 2013 - 7:08 PM

Nice images with good detailed information!!I like them a lot!!

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widtink
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22 May 2013 - 8:00 PM

Great set Nezih , very interesting and informative history Smile

Rod

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 8:42 PM

a very interesting narrative and great images,i love the stones good texture.



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SUE118
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22 May 2013 - 9:08 PM

Lovely images.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 9:12 PM

What verdant pastures there are to see, Nezih!
A very informative narrative and beautiful images.

Richard

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Nikonuser1
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22 May 2013 - 9:27 PM

3 great images, great piece of historySmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff

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xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 9:51 PM

Wonderfully captured and beautifully framed image...nice POV

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213hardy
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22 May 2013 - 9:53 PM

What they said^^^ Nice to have you back, good trip?

Den

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gallero
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22 May 2013 - 11:51 PM

Una composición maravillosa..

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