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Site in Turkey of the first known megaliths and the first known temple.

DetailsEdit

10,000 Years AgoEdit

The upper-most layer of the site was active at this time.

Earlier HistoryEdit

Megaliths were first erected at this sight about 12,000 years ago. This corresponds with the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A stage. Pillars were arranged in circles, and have carvings of animals on them. In the center of the circles were two T-shaped pillars of humanoid figures. These circles were backfilled at some point.

Another complex was built on top of the one that was filled in earlier. This corresponds with Pre-Pottery Neolithic B stage. The pillars were similar to the earlier ones, but somewhat smaller. One of the pairs of T-shaped pillars were decorated with fierce lions. This site was later backfilled.

A third and uppermost layer of temples was created about 11,000 years ago.

Later HistoryEdit

Sometime after 10,000 years ago, this whole site was buried intentionally and the site became known as a holy hill.

Modern HistoryEdit

The site was first noted by a joint Turkish/American survey. Klaus Schmidt was in charge of excavation from 1996 until his death in 2014.

TodayEdit

Gobekli Tepe is located in modern day Turkey in the southeastern province of Sanhurfa. It is on UNESCO's Tentative List of World Heritage Sites. A museum is being planned.

Gobekli Tepe Web PagesEdit

Gobekli Tepe In the NewsEdit

First Pictograph (Jul 2015)Edit

First Pictoral Reference Found (Sep 2015)Edit

To be Restored (Jan 2016)Edit

Modified Calendar Puts Gobekli Tepe at Year Zero (Dec 2016)Edit

Documentary Claims Built by Abraham's Father (Jan 2017)Edit

Linked to Comet Impact? (May 2017)Edit

Hints of Skull Cult (Jun 2017)Edit

Debunking Ancient Civilization Theory (Jun 2017)Edit

Expected to be in Permanent UNESCO World Heritage Site (Oct 2017)Edit

Presented in Bodrum conference (Nov 2017)Edit

Museum of Paintints (Nov 2017)Edit

Reopens to Visitors (Feb 2018)Edit

Controversy Around Construction Around Gobekli Tepe (Mar 2018)Edit

Shigir Idol Was Contemporary to Gobekli Tepe (Apr 2018)Edit

VideosEdit

A New History for Humanity – The Human Era

A New History for Humanity – The Human Era

Gobekli Tepe as the "first" human architectural project at the beginning of the "Human Era" calendar.

Google EarthEdit

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