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  • Australian Aboriginal symbols found on mysterious 12,000-year-old pillar in Turkey...

    11/16/2017 7:34:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/14/2017 | Tara MacIssac
    From about 14,500 to 11,500 years ago, a period known as the Younger Dryas, the world experienced dramatic climate shifts. The shift at the end of the Younger Dryas was particularly abrupt, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Archaeologists have agreed that Göbekli Tepe is at least 12,000 years old, placing it within this period. The site was rapidly buried about 1,000 years after its creation. Whether this was done intentionally by people or by nature is a matter of debate. Some have theorized that the society wanted to protect the monuments from the cataclysm. ......
  • Hints of Skull Cult Found at World's Oldest Temple

    06/28/2017 8:56:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    nationalgeographic ^ | Shaena Montanari
    According to new research published in Science Advances, three Neolithic skull fragments discovered by archaeologists at Göbekli Tepe show evidence of a unique type of post-mortem skull modification at the site. The deep, purposeful linear grooves are a unique form of skull alteration never before seen anywhere in the world in any context, says Julia Gresky, lead author on the study and an anthropologist at the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin. Detailed analysis with a special microscope shows the grooves were deliberately made with a flint tool. One of the fragments even has a hole drilled in it, resembling skull...
  • Göbekli Tepe, Turkey: a new wonder of the ancient world (9,000 B.C. Neolithic site)

    04/23/2013 10:17:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | April 23, 2013 | Jeremy Seal
    "Wow," exclaims the visitor from New Zealand, a place, after all, with a human history shorter than most. For from a wooden walkway we’re gazing down at an archaeological site of giddying age. Built about 9000 BC, it’s more than twice as old as Stonehenge or the Pyramids, predating the discovery of metals, pottery or even the wheel. This is Göbekli Tepe in south-eastern Turkey, generally reckoned the most exciting and historically significant archaeological dig currently under way anywhere in the world, and there are neither queues nor tickets to get in. Wow for a number of reasons, then, though...