The Göbekli Tepe site in Şanlıurfa, southern Turkey, which is the starting point of history, witnessed a great turnout of visitors.
Due to the moderate temperatures in these months, with an average of 16 degrees, local and foreign visitors found visiting the site an unmissable opportunity.
And Mateen Asen, the mayor of the “Khaliliya” region, stressed the high turnout of tourists to the region this year.
He pointed out that they are looking forward to receiving more tourists in 2022, and that they have completed their preparations for that.
On the other hand, visitor Hakan Kozal described the weather as wonderful for visiting Göbekli Tepe attractions.
According to previous official data, the number of visitors to the “Göbekli Tepe” archaeological site reached 460,000 during the first 10 months of this year, which is a record number.
The Göbekli Tepe Temple is one of the oldest houses of worship on earth. It was discovered in 1963 by researchers from the University of Istanbul and the American University of Chicago. Excavation and research work continued for 54 years.
In 1995, many antiquities were discovered in the area, including stone “T”-shaped obelisks dating back to the Neolithic era.
It is between 3 and 6 meters long and weighs between 40 and 60 tons. It has animal drawings and figures, and human statues.