Göbekli Tepe

Server Costs Fundraiser 2024

Help our mission to provide free history education to the world! Please donate and contribute to covering our server costs in 2024. With your support, millions of people learn about history entirely for free every month.
$3081 / $18000

Definition

“Göbekli Tepe” (“Hill with a Navel”, or “Potbelly Hill”) is found approximately 16 km (10 miles) northeast of Şanlıurfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey once named “Edessa” and known as “the City of the Prophets”. While this nearby city has a rich religious history, just how far back religion stretched in this region was unknown until the discovery of “Göbekli Tepe”. The site is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

More about: Göbekli Tepe

Timeline

  • c. 10000 BCE
    Temple walls of Gobekli Tepe built.
Membership