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inanna
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Gobekletepe

Postby inanna » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:18 am

I am reading about Gobekli Tepe and it blows my mind.
Is the site open for visitors?
How can I find a good local guide?
(I have seen other references to Gobekli Tepe on the forum, but they are a couple of years old and do not address these questions specifically).

Thanks so much to all my dear fellow travelers. This forum is awesome.

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Re: Gobekletepe

Postby David Morgan » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:25 pm

Yes, it is open. You'll probably need to take a taxi out of Urfa to visit it. It's not far - about 15km.

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Re: Gobekletepe

Postby inanna » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:20 am

Thanks!
I shall have my rented car so I hope to be able to get there. It seems like one of the few places where I do need a guide, possibly a minor member of the archeological teem. Do you have any idea if and how is anybody like that available?

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Re: Gobekletepe

Postby David Morgan » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:41 pm

I think if no archaeologists are there, there's a caretaker/guard who can show you around.


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