Karatepe remains are organized as an open air museum - Karatepe Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi but some sculptures are collected in a small museum building at the top of the town.
The site was discovered by Prof. Helmut Bossert (1889-1961) and Dr. Halet Çambel (1916-2014) in 1946.
- Benno Landsberger, Sam'al, Studien zur Entdeckung der Ruinenstaette Karatepe, Druckerei der Türkischen Historischen Gesellschaft, 1948
- J. D. Hawkins and A. Morpurgo Davies, On the Problems of Karatepe: The Hieroglyphic Text, Anatolian Studies, vol. 28, 1978, pp. 103–119