This 11,000-Year-Old City Is Steeped In History, But Turkish Authorities Want It Destroyed

The ancient city of Hasankeyf is surely one of the world’s wonders. With the settlement dating back some 12,000 years, evidence of its long history can be found everywhere you look. Featuring 15th-century mosques and fourth-century Roman relics, the city is an archaeologist’s dream. But if the Turkish government has its way, this incredible place won’t have the chance to get any older.