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Type:
Mound
Altitude:
1660 m
Diameter:
118 m- Direction: N-S

Region:
Eastern Anatolia
Province:
Van
District:
Edremit
Village:
Dilkaya

Destruction :
Illicit Digging - Contemporary Settlements - Attention

TAYEx:
Visited - 4/7/2003

Registration State:
Registered For detailed registration information please refer to Turkish pages.
     


Location: It lies immediate west of Dilkaya Village of the Edremit Sub-District; 24 km southwest of the Van Province [«ilingiroglu 1985:159]. The mound is reached through the Dilkaya (Horkum) exit on the west of the motorway running from the district to Van [See «ilingiroglu 1986:map at plan1].
Geography and Environment: It stands on a natural sand dune on the northern bank of the Hosap Suyu where it spills to the Lake Van [«ilingiroglu-Derin 1992:topographical plan at pic.1]. The mound has been destroyed by the waters of the Lake and the local villagers. The thickness of the cultural deposit is 7 m since the virgin soil; sand in fact; was reached at 7 m [«ilingiroglu 1990:247].
Destruction Details: Illicit digging pits were observed to the south-southwest of the settlement. Its western slope is being eroded by Lake Van. There are remains of a ruined building on its east-northeast slope [TAYEx 4.7.2003].


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