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Asvan Kale



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Type:
Mound
Altitude:
870 m
Diameter:
m- Direction:

Region:
Eastern Anatolia
Province:
Elazig
District:
Merkez
Village:
Asvan

Destruction :
Dams

TAYEx:
Not visited - 15/8/2003

Registration State:
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Location: It was located immediate west of the Asvan (Muratšik) Village; northeast of the Hidirbey Sub-District; 35 km northwest of the Elazig Province; on the southern banks of the Murat River which was formerly a branch of the Euphrates until the construction of the Keban Dam. It; now; lays beneath the reservoir waters of the Keban Lake. It is coded under N 52/ 4.
Geography and Environment: It is an oval shaped; high and big hill on the first terrace of the Euphrates. The top hill is flat; and the slopes are steep. It measures 15 m in height and 130x110 m in dimensions. The spring originating from the conglomerate bedrock was probably the main criteria for the occupation.
Destruction Details: The mound is flooded by dam reservoir [TAYEx 15.8.2003].


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