Saturday, June 15, 2024

2000 Years Old Roman-Era Castle Destroyed by Deadly Earthquake in Turkey

A 2,000-year-old fortress constructed during the Roman Empire was nearly completely destroyed as part of the havoc caused by the catastrophic earthquake that struck south-eastern Turkey on Monday.

The hilltop Gaziantep Castle in the city’s centre was severely damaged, as seen in footage obtained by the BBC. Before becoming a museum, it was constructed between the second and third centuries.

On Monday, two earthquakes with a combined magnitude of plus-7 struck the area, killing more than 2,000 people in Turkey and Syria.

A video that the BBC was able to get and verify showed Gaziantep Castle in ruins, with many of its walls had fallen and torn apart on the streets below.
The earthquake wrecked some of the castle’s “east, south, and south-east” fortifications.

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