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Gürcütepe



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Type:
Mound
Altitude:
530 m
Diameter:
m- Direction:

Region:
Southeastern Anatolia
Province:
Sanliurfa
District:
Merkez
Village:
Gürcütepe

Destruction :
Contemporary Settlements

TAYEx:
Visited - 30/8/2001

Registration State:
For detailed registration information please refer to Turkish pages.
     


Location: This site lies 4 km southeast of the city of Sanliurfa; near the village of Gürcütepe. It is possible to get to the site via the road from the city center to the village of Gürcütepe.
Geography and Environment: The four adjacent mounds known as Gürcütepe lie in the northern part of the Harran Plain. The excavators have labeled these four low-lying mounds (not represented on a 1:100;000 map) as Gürcütepe I; Gürcütepe II; III and IV. The mounds are aligned along Sirrin Stream which originates from a spring in the Sanliurfa city center. The mound of Gürcütepe II is 8 meters high and has a 200 meter diameter. The dimensions of the other mounds have not been provided.
Destruction Details: The mound is destructed by the water reservoir on top; the buildings on south slope and the canal on north side [TAYEx 30.8.2001].


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