2 February 2023 The Future is the Product of the Past

10,000-year-old Settlement Discovered in Turkey’s Şanlıurfa

A Neolithic settlement was discovered in the garden of a house in the Sayburç Neighborhood of Şanlıurfa’s Karaköprü district.

News of new archaeological settlements continues to come from Urfa, which has important archaeological remains like Göbeklitepe.

Metin Baydilli, mayor of the Karaköprü Municipality, where the ruins are located, and the accompanying delegation conducted site investigations in the Sayburç neighborhood and subsequently, excavations were initiated in the area, a statement by the municipality read.

Associate professor Eylem Özdoğan, head of the excavation team, informed Baydilli about the history of the site.

Archaeological teams and a delegation from the Karaköprü Mayors office inspect the site of Sarayburç ruins where Archaeological excavations have begun Şanlıurfa, Turkey. Photo: AA
Archaeological teams and a delegation from the Karaköprü Mayors office inspect the site of Sarayburç ruins where Archaeological excavations have begun Şanlıurfa, Turkey. Photo: AA

Chairman Baydilli, Head of Excavation Assoc. Dr. He received information from Eylem Özdoğan about the works and the period of the works that emerged. It was learned that the ruins, where excavations continue, are estimated to be 10 thousand years old.

Baydilli emphasized the importance of the discovery of the historical site and said: “Of course, it made us really excited and happy that such a historical site has been discovered in our district. I think it will be an important discovery that will make a lot of noise.”

“Before work began here, we had contacts with our ministry and our university, we have been working in cooperation,” Baydilli said.

“May it be beneficial for our district, Şanlıurfa and our country.”

Source: AA

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