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Harbetsuvan Tepesi: 11.000-Year-Old Cult of Karahantepe

Many of you will have seen my last video on the incredible archaeological site of Karahantepe, which was formally revealed to the world at the end of September, and is set to open to tourists next year.

Gobekli Tepe and Karahantepe are part of what Turkish officials are now called Tas Tepeler, meaning Stone Hills, 12 sites that form one enormous archaeological project for Turkish authorities, all of which date to this early Pre-Pottery Neolithic era of Ancient Anatolian history.

After making my last video, I decided to take a look at some of the lesser-known Tas Tepeler sites. Moving 7km southwest of Karahantepe, we have a site called Harbetsuvan Tepesi, which experts call a small-scale satellite settlement or cult centre. It’s not as spectacular as Gobekli Tepe or Karahantepe, but it is one of the 12 most important sites in the region.

Harbetsuvan Tepesi has been looted in antiquity but has been carefully excavated in the past few years and in this video we take a look at one of the 12 most important Pre-Pottery Neolithic sites from Ancient Anatolia aka modern-day Turkey.

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