Gobekli Tepe, Eastern Turkey

Göbekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple

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Graham Hancock, a journalist and specialist in ancient civilisations details his experiences and reflections at Göbekli Tepe, the world’s first temple.   I have spent the past week exploring the mysterious 12,000 year-old megalithic site of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey, the world’s first temple, predating Stonehenge by 8,000 years. With its extraordinary, haunting energy, it’s obvious… Read more »

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Turkey: Returning to Göbekli Tepe

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Discover the intricate details of Göbekli Tepe through David’s eyes and read about the fascinating story behind the oldest temple in the world.   It was three years ago that I first heard about Göbekli Tepe. It was a chance encounter in the narrow alleys of Sanliurfa in Eastern Turkey. An old man smiled at me and… Read more »

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Turkey: Ishak Pasa Palace

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[Part 12] This travel diary take us through David’s archaeological journey exploring Turkey on a research trip, discovering what are now many destinations on out Eastern Turkey Explorer, Eastern Turkey Snapshot and Archaeology of Eastern Turkey tours.   After catching a bus to Dogubeyazit and arriving ahead of schedule I decided to walk the 6km up to… Read more »

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Turkey: Hosap Castle and Van Castle

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[Part 10] This travel diary take us through David’s archaeological journey exploring Turkey on a research trip, discovering what are now many destinations on out Eastern Turkey Explorer, Eastern Turkey Snapshot and Archaeology of Eastern Turkey tours.   I met with Remsey this morning and we drove about an hour to Hosap. There, perched on a hll… Read more »

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Turkey: Akdamar Island

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[Part 9] This travel diary take us through David’s archaeological journey exploring Turkey on a research trip, discovering what are now many destinations on out Eastern Turkey Explorer, Eastern Turkey Snapshot and Archaeology of Eastern Turkey tours.   The day started with one of Van’s famous breakfasts on what is casually known as breakfast street. This street… Read more »

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Turkey: Diyarbakir

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[Part 8] This travel diary take us through David’s archaeological journey exploring Turkey on a research trip, discovering what are now many destinations on out Eastern Turkey Explorer, Eastern Turkey Snapshot and Archaeology of Eastern Turkey tours.     After Gulay went to work I grabbed a minibus into Diyarbakir centre. The city is known as Amed… Read more »

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Turkey: Hasankeyf and Diyarbakir

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[Part 7] This travel diary take us through David’s archaeological journey exploring Turkey on a research trip, discovering what are now many destinations on out Eastern Turkey Explorer, Eastern Turkey Snapshot and Archaeology of Eastern Turkey tours. I left Midyat after breakfast and quickly found a bus to Hassankeyf. I arrived shortly afterwards, and after depositing my… Read more »

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Turkey: Mor Gabriel Monastery and Midyat

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[Part 5] This travel diary take us through David’s archaeological journey exploring Turkey on a research trip, discovering what are now many destinations on out Eastern Turkey Explorer, Eastern Turkey Snapshot and Archaeology of Eastern Turkey tours.   Today I had only one sight on my schedule but it was a little bit out of the way. After… Read more »

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Turkey: Detour to Mardin

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[Part 5] This travel diary take us through David’s archaeological journey exploring Turkey on a research trip, discovering what are now many destinations on out Eastern Turkey Explorer, Eastern Turkey Snapshot and Archaeology of Eastern Turkey tours.   Ok so the title of the blog is slightly misleading as it was not to Mardin that I made… Read more »

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