Interesting in that this site is close to the second Eden. There are actually two Eden’s in the Bible, the Garden which is located somewhere in Southern Iraq (or as I believe under the head of the Persian Gulf) and another close to Urfa in Turkey. Man, he didn’t even get to publish what he found...
Wow, 61 is not old by today’s standards. One of the most interesting sites on the planet. RIP.
Wonder what he found...
This is a good reason to google Gobekli Tepe and go to the sites to see wonderful photos of a most interesting ancient construction. http://www.gobeklitepe.info/galery.html
Imagine Stone Henge with better masonry construction and some statues, built on top of a mountain instead of on a flat plain.
No question that this is the work of Ancient Aliens.
Awfully young. RIP.
Think about it. Gobekli Tepe has been there for 10,000 years and the locals ( muslims) either never noticed it, or didn’t give a damn. It took someone from the West to make something out of it. In a world of only muslims, Gobekli Tepe would still be sitting there in the sands, unknown and undiscovered, for the next 10,000 years.
I’m sorry to hear that he died only 60 years old.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Schmidt_(archaeologist) He had much more work to do at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe
It is said that only 5 percent of Göbeklitepe has been excavated so far.
A great loss for the world of archeology
A number of instances tremendously saddened Schmidt in the last four years of his life. The first was in 2010 when they found an 11,000-year-old statue of a human head about 40-50 cm long, with the emblem of a wild animal. They left the total excavation to the next day in order to find the whole statue and understand its surroundings. However, the statue was stolen when they came back the next day. The gendarmerie and the governorship were informed, and a number of workers were detained after an nvestigation. The statue has not been found until today. The excavations were suspended that year, and the Culture Ministry held Schmidt responsible. He had to pay a fine of 150,000 Turkish Liras to the Culture Ministry, and I personally know how deeply saddened he was at this situation.
The loss of Klaus Schmidt at the age of 61 is not only big for the world of archeology, but also for Göbeklitepe. The Culture Ministry will not easily find someone as modest as Schmidt, someone who can write books and articles in several languages as well as succeed with TV documentaries. Lets not forget that there are at least 14 areas still waiting to be excavated and unearthed at the site.
I’ve recently been watching History 2 on cable and they are showing sites from around the world and some of them re underwater that are 20,000 to 30,000 years old.