Prehistoric Scratchpad

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

Details[edit | edit source]

10,000 Years Ago[edit | edit source]

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

Earlier History[edit | edit source]

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 History[edit | edit source]

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

Modern History[edit | edit source]

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.

Today[edit | edit source]

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 Pages[edit | edit source]

Gobekli Tepe In the News[edit | edit source]

First Pictograph (Jul 2015)[edit | edit source]

First Pictoral Reference Found (Sep 2015)[edit | edit source]

To be Restored (Jan 2016)[edit | edit source]

Modified Calendar Puts Gobekli Tepe at Year Zero (Dec 2016)[edit | edit source]

Documentary Claims Built by Abraham's Father (Jan 2017)[edit | edit source]

Linked to Comet Impact? (May 2017)[edit | edit source]

Hints of Skull Cult (Jun 2017)[edit | edit source]

Debunking Ancient Civilization Theory (Jun 2017)[edit | edit source]

Expected to be in Permanent UNESCO World Heritage Site (Oct 2017)[edit | edit source]

Presented in Bodrum conference (Nov 2017)[edit | edit source]

Museum of Paintints (Nov 2017)[edit | edit source]

Reopens to Visitors (Feb 2018)[edit | edit source]

Controversy Around Construction Around Gobekli Tepe (Mar 2018)[edit | edit source]

Shigir Idol Was Contemporary to Gobekli Tepe (Apr 2018)[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]


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 Earth[edit | edit source]

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