Customized guided Turkey tours Gobekli Tepe World’s First Temple
Predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years, Turkey’s stunning Gobekli Tepe upends the conventional view of the rise of civilization. It is only fifteen km from Urfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey, Klaus Schmidt has made one of the most startling archaeological discoveries of our time: massive carved stones about 11,000 years old, crafted and arranged by prehistoric people who had not yet developed metal tools or even pottery. The megaliths predate Stonehenge by some 6,000 years. We are going to visit Gobekli Tepe in our customized guided Turkey tours, and Schmidt, a German archaeologist who had worked there more than a decade, was sure it’s the site of the world’s oldest temple.
Day 1 Istanbul – Gaziantep – Urfa (lunch, dinner)
We get the domestic flight from Istanbul to Gaziantep. We visit one of the biggest mosaic museums in the world, in which the mosaics from Zeugma are exhibited. Lunch with lahmacun and baklava at a local restaurant. Drive to Urfa. Dinner and overnight in Urfa.
Early departure for Harran – one of the earliest scientific centres. On the way back to Urfa we will visit the oldest temple of the world – Gobeklitepe. After having lunch at a local restaurant, we will see the cave where Prophet Abraham was born. Dinner and overnight in Urfa.
Day 3 Urfa – Istanbul (breakfast)
After breakfast we will get the flight from Urfa to Istanbul.
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