Göbeklitepe (Şanlıurfa)

Göbeklitepe, which is declared as the oldest temple in the world by the archaeologists, is located within the boundaries of Örencik village, 20 m away from Şanlıurfa.Göbeklitepe contributed to the history of mankind with its history dating back to 12 thousand BC, leading to the reshaping the theories of religion and civilization. In the Göbeklitepe mound, which is also known as the zero points of history, there are architectural ruins of special areas for worship purposes, obelisks and a polished stone temple with a wild animal and plant figures. The artefacts found in the excavations in and around Göbeklitepe are exhibited in the Şanlıurfa Museum. Göbeklitepe is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is 7,000 years old than the world’ 39;s oldest temple Hypogeum, two times older than the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge in England.

Entrance to Göbeklite is chargeable and museum cardholders can visit for free. Visiting hours: From April 15th to October 2nd between 08:00 and 19:00. From October 3rd to April 14th from 08:00 to 17:00.

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