Zero Point in Time
Excavations at Gobeklitepe ruins have been the source of unexpected discoveries. At a time when man lived as a hunter-gatherer, it was astonishing to find temples, requiring advanced architechture, enriched with animist figures, reflecting the faith world of prehistoric man, Making Göbeklitepe one of the most important discoveries in the history of acheology.
The insights into prehistoric life discovered during excavations are of great importance of human history.
Built by a mysterious people more than 12,000 years ago, archaeologists have still not excavated the site entirely. Gobeklı Tepe was buried, for reasons unknown, a few thousand years after its completion.
Gobeklitepe, located on the Tek Tek Mountains, about 12 kilometers northeast of Sanlıurfa, is a part of Mesopotamia, which this sprouted with the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. Fertile Crescent is the starting point of the first cities in history; bureaucracy, literacy, agriculture. In other words, civilization.
Gobeklitepe, which is about 7,000 years older than Stonehenge in England and about 7,500 years older than the Egyptian Pyramids, has special importance in the history of civilization in Anatolia.