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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

Predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years, Turkey's stunning Gobekli Tepe upends the conventional view of the rise of civilization

Six miles from Urfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey, Klaus Schmidt has made one of the most startling archaeological discoveries of our time: massive carved stones about 11,000 years old, crafted and arranged by prehistoric people who had not yet developed metal tools or even pottery. The megaliths predate Stonehenge by some 6,000 years. The place is called Gobekli Tepe, and Schmidt, a German archaeologist who has been working here more than a decade, is convinced it's the site of the world's oldest temple.

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1 posted on 11/11/2008 5:08:14 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: blam; SunkenCiv

Saw this at the Health Center today as I was waiting for my Doctor’s Appointment.

Great photos in the Magazine....


2 posted on 11/11/2008 5:09:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You’re right, impressive indeed.


3 posted on 11/11/2008 5:13:15 PM PST by colorado tanker ("I just LOVE clinging to my guns and my religion!!!!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: All

Not seeing the map on the website that is in the magazine article....location is above the Syrian border and a bit west of the Syrian / Iraqi / Turkey border point.


4 posted on 11/11/2008 5:14:21 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This can’t be real, afterall the world is only 6,000 years old.


5 posted on 11/11/2008 5:16:32 PM PST by strider44
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
hey, it happens every now and then.

Gobekli Tepe site:freerepublic.com
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6 posted on 11/11/2008 5:16:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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7 posted on 11/11/2008 5:17:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Urfa is historically presumed to be the home of Abraham of Genesis fame.


8 posted on 11/11/2008 5:17:25 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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9 posted on 11/11/2008 5:17:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
And the First "WORLD TEMPLE" - The Obamopolis!


10 posted on 11/11/2008 5:19:49 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Schmidt, a German archaeologist who has been working here more than a decade, is convinced it's the site of the world's oldest temple.

The oldest we've found, but if they were building something this elaborate 11,000 years ago, there have to have been simpler sites even earlier, even if they have not survived. (I'm thinking of the "monolith to El" in Michner's The Source.)

11 posted on 11/11/2008 5:20:17 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: nkycincinnatikid
Urfa is historically presumed to be the home of Abraham of Genesis fame.

I think that is Ur (in present-day Iraq), not Urfa (in Turkey).

12 posted on 11/11/2008 5:23:26 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: SunkenCiv

Egad man! You should fined for posting that!


13 posted on 11/11/2008 5:30:07 PM PST by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: SunkenCiv

What did you do....you destroyed the sanctity of this thread...../s


14 posted on 11/11/2008 5:32:11 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Enoch was a grandson of Adam, his son built the first city and named it after his father. There was a temple there. Is it because they have not found it, only stories of it and this is the oldest they “found”.

Need to dig a little deeper.


15 posted on 11/11/2008 5:33:30 PM PST by edcoil (Looking for a new tagline - do you have one I can use?)
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To: Islander7; Ernest_at_the_Beach

I have my reasons. :’)


16 posted on 11/11/2008 5:34:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wiki has some interesting info.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe


17 posted on 11/11/2008 5:35:48 PM PST by edcoil (Looking for a new tagline - do you have one I can use?)
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Very cool! I have suspected that civilization is much older than main stream science supposes. The Egyptians seem to have appeared from no where with a highly developed understanding of astronomy and engineering.
18 posted on 11/11/2008 5:36:27 PM PST by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: SunkenCiv

I don’t get the Helen Thomas pic. Guess I’m too slow for that rapier wit. I was kidding about the age of the Earth. It’s probably more like 7000 years. Sorry.


19 posted on 11/11/2008 5:38:18 PM PST by strider44
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I use the Helen Thomas pic when people try to start up a cr/evo war on a GGG thread. OTOH, I also do this under other circumstances:
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20 posted on 11/11/2008 5:47:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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