The small town of Samsat occupies part of the site of the Late Hellenistic - Roman city of Samosata.
Following the construction of the Atatürk Dam, the inhabitants resettled in Yeni ( New ) Samsat nearby, or dispersed to larger towns such as Kahta or the provincial capital Adıyaman.
View to the south-west from the citadel-mound. The Euphrates in the distance.
... This area has been flooded by the waters of the lake formed behind the Atatürk Dam.
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9 May 1982
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