Göbekli Tepe is an arcaheological site in southeast Turkey, located on a hill about 12km northeast of Sanliurfa at 762m above sea level. The site consists of a parking, a museum and a road leading to the actual excavations.
There are monumental round-oval and rectangular megalithic structures erected by hunter-gatherers in the pre-pottery Neolithic age up to 10000 BC. These buildings were used for religious purposes. On T-shaped pillars there are reliefs of wild animals.
It's possible that agriculture first developed here 11500 years ago.
Göbekli Tepe has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2018.
How to get to Göbekli Tepe
Göbekli Tepe can be easily reached by road from Sanliurfa.
In nearby Sanliurfa there are several hotels, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Museum 02 Path to shuttle station 03 Boarding the shuttle 04 Path from parking to excavations
05 Path to excavations 06 Building C 07 Building C 08 Building C
09 Building C 10 Building C 11 Animal reliefs on pillars 12 Building C 13 Building C
14 Plastic tent over building C 15 Excavation 16 View of plains around Göbekli Tepe 17 Parking area
18 Building F 19 Rows of stone site 20 Building E rock temple
21 Building E water cistern
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