Hasankeyf, now you see it…

but soon you won't. Hasankeyf is a historical city in southeastern Turkey that will be submerged in water once the Ilisu Dam is underway. GOOD writes about the city as it prepares itself for the change in a mini-series entitled "Village of the Damned". Be sure to check out Part 2 where comparison is made to other controversial dam projects around the world.


As with any development that alters so much of our landscape (what more those that are archaelogically rich), damming is a controversial subject. Should we sleep better knowing it's a necessary evil?

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