Archaeologically categorised as a site of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A Period (c. 9600–7300 BC) Göbeklitepe is a series of mainly circular and oval-shaped structures set on the top of a hill. Excavations began in 1995 by Prof. Klaus Schmidt with the help of the German Archeological Institute. There is archelological proof that these installations were not used for domestic use, but predominantly for ritual or religous purposes. Subsequently it became apparent that Gobeklitepe consists of not only one, but many of such stone age temples. Furthermore, both excavations and geo magnetic results revealed that there are at least 20 installations, which in archeological terms can be called a temple. Based on what has been unearthed so far, the pattern principle seems to be that there are two huge monumental pillars in the center of each installation, surrounded by enclosures and walls, featuring more pillars in those set-ups
• 3 hours
A fantastic journey to Gobekli Tepe ancient city that dates back to 9000 bC to 10500 bC is 6,000 years older than Stonehenge. Incredible architecture changes the entire known history of advanced civilizations. Gobekli Tepe This private tour will let you discover the region and the testimony of excavation that is currently running on the site.
• 15 hours
In Şanlıurfa (Urfa) you will meet by our agent. We will drive to the on-going archaeological excavation at Göbekli Tepe. Although this site is not so popularly known it is one of the most significant archaeological excavations currently being undertaken anywhere in the world. This site serves a significant shift in our understanding of man’s cultural evolution. Drive back to Şanlıurfa. Visit the Şanlıurfa Archeological and Mosaic Museum, which is the largest museum complex in Turkey. Then onto the Pools of Abraham and the Cave where local belief says the Prophet Abraham was born. Transfer to Şanlıurfa airport.
• 8 hours