For decades, a simple hill in southeastern Turkey was nothing more than a place where locals grew what few crops they could. For generations, the locals would move the rocks they found there out of the way, making room for rows of plants. However, when one of the stones they found made its way to an archeologist from the University of Chicago, everything changed. After examining and dating the rocks, the University sent out an expedition to the hill known as Gobekli Tepe, Turkish for “Potbelly Hill.”
Archeology is one of the most fascinating fields in the world because it allows us to travel back in time, learning where we came from. And at Gobekli Tepe, archeologists would make many game-changing discoveries – some of which occurred thirty years after the original expedition! To find out what the archeologists discovered, and how it completely changes our understanding of early civilizations, as well as the mysteries that still surround Gobekli Tepe, read on!