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A roof is being constructed in Göbeklitepe to preserve artifacts. AA photo

A roof is being constructed in Göbeklitepe to preserve artifacts. AA photo

The new excavation area in Şanlıurfa’s Göbeklitepe, known as the world’s oldest temple, will be covered with a roof for preservation. The head of the excavations, Prof. Klaus Schmidt said they had found new artifacts during their work, which is still continuing, and their work focuses on the area where the preservation roof will be constructed.

He said they had found a broken piece of a human sculpture during excavations in the fall, adding, “We found it in a place very close to the surface. This is why it was ruined.”

Schimdt said a team of 15 people were working in the excavation area as well as 30 people from the Örencik village. He said they would continue working in Göbeklitepe until the first week of the next month.

October/12/2013

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