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Full day Sogmatar, Karahan Tepe and Bazda cave tour 

 Ancient city of Sogmatar: an echo of a lost religion and one of greatest archaeological finds- Karahan tepe

Private tour   

All year round

  • Bazda Cave

  • Sacret hill of Sogmatar

  • Pognon’s Cave 

  • Mars temple

  • Karahan Tepe
  • Han el Ba'rur

  • City of Prophet Jethro( Shuaib ) Şuayip Şehri

Tour description

Sogmatar: white hills under an endless sky.

Sogmatar is a remnant of the ancient city of the Moon God, Sin.

The word Soğmatar comes from the word "Matar" in Arabic that means rain. It is believed that in the region, Prophet Moses escaped from Pharaoh, and engaged in farming here and that one of the well holes was opened by the miraculous scepter of Prophet Moses.

In the centre of the town is a hill with remnants of a civilization that dates back to the 2nd century, during this time it was a pagan centre. The hill was an outside sanctuary, originally the seven temples, and each temple on a different hill; the Sun, Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Mercury. More investigation revealed this was a grave monument and sacred area which is thought to be a representation of Mare-late, the Lord of Gods, with those praying to the centre of the hill similar to modern prayers towards Mecca.

In Sogmatar, You will visit Pognon’s Cave, sacred hill, and Mars temple.

Karahan tepe settlement may be older than Göbeklitepe

The excavation program continues in an intensive and rapid manner. This year there has been found very important finds highlighting the human symbolism. Team have discovered sculptures and uncovered 250 obelisks. Latest discovery of the statue head is quite interesting. The statue head with a diameter of 50 cm is carved into the bedrock.

As there is ongoing excavation at present you might not be able to see much at Karahan tepe.

Han el Ba'rur

The remains of the Ayyubid dynasty Han el Ba'rur, a caravanserai built in 1228 to service the local trade caravans on the way of the Silk Road.


1 person : $420(USD)

2 person : $420(USD)


  • Pick up / drop off from Sanliurfa Airport, hotel or local address.

  • Professional Tourist Guide (licensed by Ministry Of Culture And Tourism)

  • Private Transportation in a car/van with A/C.



  • Personal Expenses 

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

  • Travel insurance



Approximately 8 hours

Sequence of sites visited is subject to change.

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