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A Dam Dating from 1240 BC

By nonur  
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!

Tags: Photo journalism Reservoir Turkey Dam Hittite Dam Alacahoyuk Çorum

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debu 8 India
22 May 2013 4:15PM
Lovely image with nice foreground details.

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Briwooly 12 452 5 England
22 May 2013 4:24PM
Nice series and a very interesting write up

Brian .........................
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 May 2013 4:26PM
A very interesting bit of history--- Clever people as far back as....

Impressive images as well!
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
22 May 2013 4:51PM
Super set of images, interesting write up.

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
22 May 2013 4:53PM
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.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
22 May 2013 4:57PM
Lovely images of this ancient dam Nezih !! Hard to believe it lasted so long ! I love the composition in V1 Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
22 May 2013 4:59PM
And still working. Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
22 May 2013 4:59PM
Beautiful images with wonderful clarity.
Interesting history.
gwynn56 6 87 England
22 May 2013 6:32PM
nice set of images , Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 May 2013 6:41PM
It was certainly built to last, Nezih, a fine record as well.

johnke 5 223 15
22 May 2013 6:43PM
The images are fantastic Nezih, so green and lush. Thank you for the Narrative, all interesting...John
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
22 May 2013 6:43PM
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!
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
22 May 2013 7:04PM
3 great images, such interesting history
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
22 May 2013 7:08PM
Nice images with good detailed information!!I like them a lot!!
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
22 May 2013 8:00PM
Great set Nezih , very interesting and informative history Smile

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

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2013 9:08PM
Lovely images.
22 May 2013 9:12PM
What verdant pastures there are to see, Nezih!
A very informative narrative and beautiful images.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
22 May 2013 9:27PM
3 great images, great piece of historySmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

xwang 9 56 8
22 May 2013 9:51PM
Wonderfully captured and beautifully framed image...nice POV
22 May 2013 9:53PM
What they said^^^ Nice to have you back, good trip?

22 May 2013 11:51PM
Una composición maravillosa..

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