The series Beren Saat for Netflix has already made a sensation
The information of the journalist Sina Koloğlu that Netflix’s series starring Beren Saat will be filmed in Göbeklitepe made a very strong impression on the Turkish audience. Of course, for an international audience that is not involved in historical research, this name says little. But imagine if instead of a strange Turkish name sounded the name of Stonehenge.
Only Göbeklitepe for history means much more. This huge temple complex was created for 7 thousand years before the pyramids. Over 6 thousand years before Stonehenge. It was built almost 12 thousand years ago. When there was no farming. When the wheel was not invented. Before the use of metals. Prior to writing and engineering. This temple was built with 14-ton man-hewn slabs. Decorated with images of animals and people. And also mysterious symbols. This complex has changed the opinion of scientists about the early history of mankind and the Neolithic era.
The study of the complex has just begun, excavations are going on only 5% of its area. The rest is hidden from the eyes of archaeologists. In July of last year, UNESCO officially listed Göbeklitepe as a World Heritage Site. We know nothing about the purpose of the complex, except that in order to create it, which lasted for thousands of years, we needed social organization and engineering knowledge, which simply did not exist. A few thousand years later, the complex was purposely covered with earth and hidden from the eyes of people for thousands of years until it was discovered in the middle of the last century. Excavations began very recently.
Of course, Göbeklitepe’s mysteries will be fertile ground for many movies and television shows, and Netflix is here a pioneer. Surprisingly, the Turkish authorities have met and issued permission to shoot in such a closed place from the general public. It seems that viewers will see what has been hidden from prying eyes for thousands of years.