The Amar dam, a cultural annihilation project by the Erdogan dictatorship, is set to be built on the Ambar Stream on the Tigris basin 10 kilometers from Amed city center. The submerging of historical values and archeological treasures underwater, is a policy commonly applied by the fascist Turkish state, as demonstrated in the submerging of the 12,000-year-old ancient city of Hasankeyf.
The historical Gire Fılla settlement dating back to before the Neolithic age, Kendalê Hecala and Ambar Hill town will be submerged by water because of the dam to be built by the Directorate General for State Hydraulic Works.
Large historical buildings made of thick stone walls, which were used as a central settlement in the Middle Ages, historical buildings used as seasonal settlements in Kendalê Hecala and historical areas used as cemeteries in Gre Fılla will be flooded as a result of dam reservoir works.
In the excavations carried out periodically since 2018 in the region, some artifacts, the oldest of which dates back to 7 thousand BC, were found.