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The castle is about 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) in length, with walls reaching 3 to 4 meters (10-13 feet) high. Supposedly belong to Urartu civilization, in eastern Lake Van.

The castle isn’t all the team have found buried beneath the water. In fact, just last year they found 4 square kilometers (1.5 square miles) of stalagmites, which they nicknamed “underwater fairy chimneys”. They even found gravestones dating back 1,000 years. This year, they uncovered a Russian ship thought to have sunk in 1948.

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