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

Region:
Eastern Anatolia
Province:
Elazig
District:
Išme
Village:
Kiraš

Destruction :
Dams

TAYEx:
Not visited - 15/7/2003

Registration State:
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Location: It was located 2 km southeast of the Kirac (Ilemil) Village; 22 km east of the Elazig Province before it was flooded by the Keban Dam.
Geography and Environment: It was looking like a natural hill from a distance; located on the edge of the soft ridges bordering the Murat Suyu on the west on the eastern end of the Altinova Plain. Therefore; it went unnoticed by the scientists conducting surveys in the vicinity of Elazig. It was reported to be a slope settlement [Duru 1979a:4]. The eastern side was severely damaged by a modern irrigation channel. The mound was named after a mill on the eastern part. It was reported to measure 11 m in height and 130x120 m in dimensions. The height was decreased down to ca. 9 m due to erosion (R. Whallon reports it as 7 m).
Destruction Details: The mound is flooded by dam reservoir [TAYEx 15.7.2003].


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