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Stone Age Temple May Be Birthplace of Civilization
foxnews.com ^ | November 14, 2008

Posted on 11/14/2008 7:46:29 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

It's more than twice as old as the Pyramids, or even the written word. When it was built, saber-toothed tigers and woolly mammoths still roamed, and the Ice Age had just ended.

The elaborate temple at Gobelki Tepe in southeastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, is staggeringly ancient: 11,500 years old, from a time just before humans learned to farm grains and domesticate animals.

According to the German archaeologist in charge of excavations at the site, it might be the birthplace of agriculture, of organized religion — of civilization itself.


(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: anatolia; catalhoyuk; catalhuyuk; gobeklitepe; godsgravesglyphs; prehistory; sanliurfa; turkey

1 posted on 11/14/2008 7:46:29 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, they have found the Garden of Eden? ;-)


2 posted on 11/14/2008 7:48:44 PM PST by doc1019 (We are now an Obamanation. Palin 2012)
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To: doc1019
"So, they have found the Garden of Eden? ;-)"

Nah, Eden Is In The East.

3 posted on 11/14/2008 7:52:00 PM PST by blam
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To: doc1019

No, this German archeology shows that this temple pre-dates the Garden of Eden... in fact, it pre-dates God. Archeology has been a science of lies in some respects. The carbon dating methods make global warming science look respectable.


4 posted on 11/14/2008 7:53:01 PM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: doc1019

So, we know where Civilization was born, but no one knows for sure where President Elect Barak Obama was born. What gives?


5 posted on 11/14/2008 7:53:04 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: rovenstinez

Great point! Great question! ;-)


6 posted on 11/14/2008 7:55:38 PM PST by doc1019 (We are now an Obamanation. Palin 2012)
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To: DBCJR

ROFLMAO!


7 posted on 11/14/2008 7:56:26 PM PST by doc1019 (We are now an Obamanation. Palin 2012)
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To: blam

Fox worshipers are a new one for me. Do you have any info regarding the fox as having status in any of the world’s many religions?


8 posted on 11/14/2008 8:00:42 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: Just mythoughts
" Do you have any info regarding the fox as having status in any of the world’s many religions?"

No.

9 posted on 11/14/2008 8:07:04 PM PST by blam
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To: Just mythoughts
> Fox worshipers are a new one for me. Do you have any info regarding the fox as having status in any of the world’s many religions?

I don't know how religious she was, but there was a girl I knew in college who was a fox and I'll tell ya, I worshiped her. Status? Yeah, she had status. Pair of 'em, in fact... ;-)

10 posted on 11/14/2008 8:07:22 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: doc1019

The archaeologist in charge of the dig believes that this artwork has connections with the Eden story. The archaeologist is Klaus Schmidt; the site is called Gobekli Tepe


11 posted on 11/14/2008 8:09:43 PM PST by TheDon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

12 posted on 11/14/2008 8:10:35 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: Just mythoughts
Do you have any info regarding the fox as having status in any of the world’s many religions?

C'mon, think about it. This story's from Fox News.

13 posted on 11/14/2008 8:11:35 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“According to the German archaeologist in charge of excavations at the site, it might be the birthplace of agriculture, of organized religion — of civilization itself.”

Probably found an inscription that says so, but like old coins, the date is a little hard to make out.


14 posted on 11/14/2008 8:13:13 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: dayglored

HaHa...


15 posted on 11/14/2008 8:15:01 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: Bernard Marx
C'mon, think about it. This story's from Fox News.

Yes, I read that part, maybe they will change their logo.

The art work is very good for that time frame, there is no question about what is being depicted.

16 posted on 11/14/2008 8:20:41 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: Roscoe Karns

LOL! I didn’t know the Gore family went back that far.


17 posted on 11/14/2008 8:30:37 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: doc1019

Yawn...the thing was probably built in the 1600s. -smirk


18 posted on 11/14/2008 8:37:48 PM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: VaBthang4

About the same time the Shroud of Turin was forged.


19 posted on 11/14/2008 8:43:15 PM PST by doc1019 (We are now an Obamanation. Palin 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

20 posted on 11/14/2008 8:43:39 PM PST by Daffynition ("A gov't big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

21 posted on 11/14/2008 8:47:01 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: blam

So, Eden was destroyed by Global Warming? ;O)


22 posted on 11/14/2008 8:53:37 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: SunkenCiv

I remember getting a ping from you about this. It has made Fox News.


23 posted on 11/14/2008 9:00:42 PM PST by BBell
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To: blam

That fox looks oddly like Aborigine art.


24 posted on 11/14/2008 9:00:43 PM PST by Sam Cree (absolute reality)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
"So, Eden was destroyed by Global Warming? ;O)"

Well...yes. But, the warming was initiated by a comet impact.

Ice Age Ends Smashingly: Did A Comet Blow Up Over Eastern Canada? (Carolina Bays)

25 posted on 11/14/2008 9:08:04 PM PST by blam
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Damned! It looks like my basement.


26 posted on 11/14/2008 9:22:12 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: blam
But, the warming was initiated by a comet impact.

So, Oppenheimer theorizes that ancient Eden (in Aia) was obliterated flooding -- instantaneous or gradual -- resulting from a comet impact? I recall that Sitchen argues in favor of an ice sheet collapse, causing the inundation of Mesopotania.

27 posted on 11/14/2008 9:27:22 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Just mythoughts

I haven’t heard of foxes being the focus of any religion. Coyote, on the other hand...


28 posted on 11/14/2008 9:49:13 PM PST by Little Pig (Is it time for "Cowboys and Muslims" yet?)
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To: Roscoe Karns
Thousands of years pass...

A news item on Fox inspires Barack 0bama to dispatch his bitterest rivals on a mission to uncover the meaning of the Turkish Monolith -- and dispose of them once and for all...

Alas, all is not well as our Space Odyssey hurtles toward Planet Gore...


29 posted on 11/14/2008 9:49:49 PM PST by FredZarguna (Also Sprach Goreathustra!)
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To: Little Pig

Aphrodite was the ultimate fox.


30 posted on 11/14/2008 10:22:58 PM PST by arrogantsob (Hero vs Zero)
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To: Daffynition

31 posted on 11/14/2008 10:35:16 PM PST by JoeProBono ( Loose Associations - Postcards from My Mind)
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To: Daffynition

32 posted on 11/14/2008 10:35:16 PM PST by JoeProBono ( Loose Associations - Postcards from My Mind)
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To: JoeProBono
Did you hear that noise outside?


33 posted on 11/14/2008 11:23:44 PM PST by Daffynition ("A gov't big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.)
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To: Roscoe Karns
It's ProtoGore with the first Climate Control scheme machine.
34 posted on 11/15/2008 12:39:50 AM PST by TigersEye (It has been over a week now. Where is my pie?)
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To: Bernard Marx
C'mon, think about it. This story's from Fox News.

And I'm using Firefox browser. Everything is coming together. Eet's deee foxessssss!!!!

35 posted on 11/15/2008 12:47:45 AM PST by TigersEye (It has been over a week now. Where is my pie?)
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To: Bernard Marx

“This story’s from Fox News.”

LOL!


36 posted on 11/15/2008 2:41:41 AM PST by jocon307 (Sad, and needing a new tagline)
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To: FredZarguna
ROFL!! Ok- NOW I'm awake.

- hey, the wooden guy can read their lips!

37 posted on 11/15/2008 4:35:08 AM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: DBCJR

Or we just have the wrong idea when things existed. Pre-dates God? That is a strange idea, since he existed for much longer than our planet has existed.


38 posted on 11/15/2008 8:57:50 AM PST by thebaron512
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To: thebaron512; DBCJR

Scientists want to find out how God did it. Religionists want to tell God how he did it.


39 posted on 11/15/2008 9:09:11 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: BBell

Thanks! There have been a few topics about this site, including a recent one which (perhaps foolishly) I didn’t ping. :’)

Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple?
( massive carved stones about 11,000 years old )
Smithsonian magazine | November 2008
Andrew Curry Photographs by Berthold Steinhilber
Posted on 11/11/2008 5:08:14 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2130449/posts


40 posted on 11/15/2008 1:57:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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41 posted on 11/15/2008 1:58:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: thebaron512

My point exactly.


42 posted on 11/16/2008 6:51:08 AM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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