Van is a city in eastern Turkey's Van Province, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van. The region is well known to archealogists since it was the birthplace of Mitanni and Urartu kingdoms, and perhaps as well of their ancestors, the mysterious Hurrians.

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Akdamar Island

beautiful island

Lake Van

big lake

Holy Cross Church

armenian cathedral

Castle of Van

castle ruins

Cavustepe Castle Ruins

8th century BC

Hosap Castle

1643 ruins

Mount Suphan