In Historical Armenia (now occupied by Turkey), not far from Portasar (Gebekli Tepe), one of the oldest temple complexes in the world, archaeologists have found 11 more large man-made hills, according to the Daily Sabah.
According to the newspaper, the mounds literally surround structures built about 12 thousand years ago, at a distance of 100 kilometers.
Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said in a conversation with reporters that scientists called the area “Twelve Hills”, as well as “pyramids of southeastern Turkey.”
“The region has a unique culture,” he commented, adding that a major study on the hills is about to be completed and a detailed report will be released in September.
Portazar has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2011, and was first discovered in 1963 by archaeologists from Istanbul and Chicago.
Later, in 1995, scientists found in these places T-shaped obelisks of the Neolithic era, three to six meters high and weighing from 40 to 60 tons, as well as various artifacts, such as figurines in the form of people aged 12 thousand years.