Historical tomb in Hasankeyf, Turkey to be moved

The Zeynel Bey tomb will be relocated for preservation as it is located at a site where a new dam is being built.

Historical tomb in Hasankeyf, Turkey to be moved

World Bulletin / News Desk

The 650-year-old Zeynel Bey Tomb, located in the historical Hasankeyf district of the southeastern province of Batman, will be removed in order to protect the artifact from the ongoing Ilısu Dam Project which will eventually inundate the site.

Works to relocate the tomb have already begun.

“The tomb is expected to be reinstalled at a site near the region in 500 days. However, we are afraid about the potential incompatibility between the historic texture of the tomb and the site,” Kusen said.

Because the tomb has cracks on its upper sections, Kusen stressed the effort to remove the structure could lead to a disaster that would represent a humiliation in the eyes of the world.

The Zeynel Bey Tomb, thought to weigh around 1,100 tons, is expected to be carried in a lattice in one piece.

 

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