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Thank You UNESCO

Güncelleme tarihi: 27 Tem 2019

Unesco shared my photography work on Göbekli Tepe, at its social media platforms.

Here is the text of the post :

Feeling like going on a trip through time? Join us then, today we are headed to Turkey, to the Göbekli Tepe World Heritage site, a place with an incredible rich and ancient history.

Located in the Germus mountains of south-eastern Anatolia, this property presents monumental round-oval and rectangular megalithic structures erected by hunter-gatherers in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic age between 9,600 and 8,200 BCE.

These monuments were probably used in connection with rituals, most likely of a funerary nature. Distinctive T-shaped pillars are carved with images of wild animals, providing insight into the way of life and beliefs of people living in Upper Mesopotamia about 11,500 years ago.

From 1996 to 2014, German archaeologist and pre-historian Klaus Schmidt led the excavations at Göbekli Tepe. Sadly, he passed away five years ago, on 20 July 2014.

Göbekli Tepe was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2018.

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Photo credit: @medihadidem

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