Gobeklitepe, zero point in time, the oldest temple of the world. This is the spot, Gobeklitepe, where modern human society all began, the ancient religious temple that threw the history world into chaos. Come and see this unique historical site in Sanliurfa.
The history of Gobeklitepe goes back to thousand of years. It is 5000 years older than the first cities in Mesopotamia, 7000 years older than the Stonehenge in England, 7500 years older than the pyramids in Egypt and 6500 years older than the first temples in Malta. The most significant archaeological exploration in history. The oldest religious center discovered ever.
Who Built Gobeklitepe? How Was It Created ? And Why?
Some prehistoric cultures worshipped celestial objects while others idolized animals. The reason why man started to worship at all is still a mystery, but the where and the when have finally been answered. It all began in Gobeklitepe, the 12,000 year-old temple that altered our understanding of civilization.
Gobeklitepe was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List in 2018. As the oldest temple of the world, this unique historical site was designated one of 50 fabulous places to see in the world by the world’s most respected travel magazines.
Visiting the world famous ancient temple of Gobeklitepe in the southeast part of Turkey is an unprecedented experience for the tourists and history lovers.