US channel's docuemntary to put spotlight on Türkiye's ancient Karahantepe site

American network History producing hour-long film on Karahantepe as part of series on ancient cities, archaeological sites

2022-09-21 15:13:11


Türkiye's Karahantepe archaeological site will be the focus of an upcoming documentary by US television network History.

Located in the southeastern province of Sanliurfa, Karahantepe is considered one of the most important settlements of the Neolithic period.

Excavations at the site have led to the discovery of structures similar to Gobeklitepe, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the world's oldest temple and dubbed the “zero point of history.”

The History team working on the documentary includes renowned figures such as Andrew Colins and Hugh Newman.

The hour-long documentary will be part of a History series on ancient cities and archaeological sites around the world, according to Sait Yardimci, a producer and head of the Turkish Film Commission.

The film promises to address Karahantepe “from a different perspective,” he told Anadolu Agency.

Yardimci said the History project will put the spotlight on one of Türkiye's most prominent historical sites, and provide a significant boost to Turkish tourism.

* Writing by Seda Sevencan