Travel Talk: Eastern Turkey and the World's Oldest Temple
Introducing Göbekli Tepe
Travel The Unknown invite you to a travel talk with our Middle East expert and author of the Bradt Travel Guide to Eastern Turkey, Diana Darke. At an estimated age of 12,000 years old, Göbekli Tepe is believed to be the oldest religious sanctuary in the world. Turkish for ‘Potbelly Hill’, the structure of over 200 sixteen-tonne pillars in circular patterns has become a site of increasing cultural and historic significance, having recently been named a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Eastern Turkey also boasts the enigmatic statue-heads of Nemrut Daği (Mount Nemrut, pictured above), and the ingenious roof-top streets of Çatalhöyük, the world’s first city.
Come and join in the discussion of this varied and fascinating region, as well as the prehistoric archaeological gem of Göbekli Tepe.
The evening will include an in-depth talk from our special guest Diana Darke and a Q&A session. You will also have the opportunity to meet the Travel The Unknown Turkey experts to discuss travel options in this wonderful and archaeologically rich region.
More details to be confirmed - please call us on 0207 183 6371 with any enquiries
Location: Kensington Central Library
Date: 3rd December 2018