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The upper-most layer of the site was active at this time.
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.
Sometime after 10,000 years ago, this whole site was buried intentionally and the site became known as a holy hill.
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.
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