Göbekli Tepe: Site & Surrounds

The 11,000 year old archaeological site of Göbekli Tepe sits on a hill in southeastern Turkey overlooking the surrounding plains and hills. Here is the approach:

The site is large and sits on over 20 acres:

This is the surrounding view from the hilltop:

Although the size of this dig is truly impressive, only about 5% of the total site has been excavated:

Göbekli is perhaps most famous for its T-shaped megaliths, which are single pieces of limestone that were carved with flint:

The megaliths are arranged in circles:

Some of the megaliths are carved, mostly with images of animals:

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