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... parking on the highway, not driving 10 miles an hour in the left lane, not driving the wrong way on a road, and so on. Also, not walking out into the middle of the highway to see if there are cars coming. Sooner or later there will be some, and that won’t be good for those people who are in denial about the whole thing.
In addition to Gobekli Tepe, there are some interesting Moslem holy sites in Sanliurfa, most prominently ...
... is too much at stake here in how we understand the development of our own anthropology as a species for the work to stop.
Driving in from the Sanliurfa airport the area reminded me of the dry parts of Wyoming or Idaho, a barren landscape of rolling hills stretching to the horizon in every direction. The site itself is about 20 km from Sanliurfa itself, and not so easy to find. Although Sanliurfa is becoming a larger and larger tourist destination, so far ...
... had even more time to kill. In total, we spent three out of our first 4.5 travel hours sitting in a bus station. Not a great ratio.
At long last, we were on our six-hour bus from Kayseri to Gaziantep. We then took a cab from the bus station to the Gaziantep airport, rented a car and waited for Keith's flight from Istanbul (where he had spent the weekend) to land. After a lot of squealing and bear hugs, the three of us hit the road and drove two ...
... calls it Urfa. And now Urfa has opened a Kitchen Museum bigger and better than the one in Gaziantep. That was our first stop of the day. A pleasant, non-English speaking woman guided us though the grand old stone home. English translations on the display signs are lacking too. It was easy to imagine that having one of these grand old houses would be the way to go if you lived here.
We wandered through an ancient arch ...
... Each pillar has a height of up to 20 feet and a weight of up to 20 tons. They are fitted into sockets that were carved out of the bedrock. Their function is not yet clear, but my impression is that of a religious site. The animal totems carved into the slabs along with their arrangement into circles; the massive effort of Neolithic peoples to create this site; and its location on top of a high hill with no access to water. The view across the hills and down to the plain is ...