Göbekli Tepe is at least 7000 years older than Stonehenge


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Today, Göbekli Tepe is a vast, dusty hill. The heat prevents archaeologists from digging in the summer and therefore only 5% of the total of Göbekli Tepe has been excavated. Just imagine everything that archaeologists will find once they manage to excavate 50% of this incredible ancient site.

In the distant past, there were days of mild climate, when green lands conquered the region. The “Göbekli” people were organized groups of hundreds of hunters that guided whole herds of gazelles into traps. They were skilled, not only as hunters and gatherers but as constructors and artists as well.

Göbekli Tepe is a superb construction, one that defies our knowledge of the past. From what researchers were able to understand so far, it was built as a temple, created with giant limestone blocks that predominate the different part of the “Stonehenge of the desert”.

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Compared with Göbekli Tepe, Stonehenge (which is impressive beyond understanding) seems clumsy and insecure construction work, little more than a pile of stacked standing stones in a circle, no offense!

Even though both are incredible achievements of ancient man, what distinguishes this incredible construction in modern-day Turkey from Stonehenge isn’t only hard work or the technical difficulty of the project. The timescale that separates both of them is what baffles researchers and historians since Göbekli Tepe was built 7000 years before Stonehenge.

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Measurements place the oldest stratum at Göbekli Tepe to around 9600 BC. It is, therefore, 6,500 years older than Stonehenge and 7000 years older than the oldest of the Pyramids. Simply put, it is the oldest megalithic monument that humanity has known, and its discovery has drastically changed the perception of Homo sapiens, evolution and Neolithic architecture.

The main structures of Göbekli Tepe are a series of three rectilinear structures which are located below the surface, defined by dry-stone walls, and containing multiple decorated T-shaped pillars. The stones were used mainly as support for the roof, although it can not be excluded that these had a symbolic purpose.

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It is the antiquity of the site which is surprising, considering the complexity of advanced cultures presents in the are, researchers cannot explain how this extremely advanced culture existed 11.000 years ago. Researchers have no obvious explanation for a highly advanced culture existing in Upper Mesopotamia at the end of the last Ice Age, when the world was still populated by communities of hunter-gatherers, which were worried about the day-to-day survival. Yet, these anonymous individuals, known to archaeologists as the people of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic, created some of the most fascinating works of art of the ancient world, works of art that would not be surpassed in the next thousands of years.
Whether Göbekli Tepe is or not a temple, it is without doubt the most incredible archaic work of megalithic architecture that has been found.

Its total size, up to 15 meters of accumulated sediments that spread over an area of 9 hectares, the sheer number of fossils unearthed so far, and its incredible antiquity that goes back to the tenth millennium BC if not further, has made it one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the history of mankind, not to mention the giant question researchers are facing as to why the builders of Göbekli Tepe decided to bury the incredible archaeological site 2000 years ago and how they manage to transport such amount of soil.

Yet there are many people who are totally unaware of its existence, even though it is one of the most incredible places on planet Earth.


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5 Comments

  1. OR we were creatd as the Bible states, and this site is one of Noahs sites after the flood. Or how about science being wrong and we were civilized a lot sooner than they think.
    Either way Mainstream science is wrong!

    1. Surprisingly many believe the creation story in Genesis. It actually appeaars to come from source material dated much earlier from the Sumerians in a series of tablets called the Enuma Elish. Each daay of creation in the Bible mirrors a stone tablet in Enuma Elish and tells us the story of how gods traveled from the stars to Earth and created Man using their own DNA. Neither story contradict the other, especially the plurality of the gods in the Genesis with the use of theword ‘elohim’ meaning many gods. “We created man in OUR image”

  2. Ivan Petrievic (the author) you compare apples with pears… Stonehenge is Stonehenge, pyramids are pyramids, Göbekli Tepe is Göbekli Tepe. Each site is UNIQUE in its way and in it’s significance. There are many other sites to be descovered and later you’ll say that Göbekli Tepe is clumsy and insecure… Be polite man, non of these sites were made by you. You just assist to others geniality and probably you should understand more.

  3. I always enjoy the artist’s conceptions of how it is believed that ancient peoples constructed megalithic structures… They always depict these ancient peoples using ropes and that’s fine, I guess… But I have to ask, have any of you people ever worked with ropes? For many years I have worked professionally with all types of ropes (natural and synthetic) along with various types of cables and synthetic slings, and I have witnessed them snap, stretch and break, with loads of far less than 10 tons…

    So I am to believe that these ancient peoples were able to roll and or weave enough natural materials together to support weights in excess of 10 tons? How did they learn to do this? Natural fiber cordage or rope though strong,will rarely match the breaking strengths of synthetics of similar diameters… With a two inch Manilla line you might get a performance of 3 to 4 thousand pounds for a limited time, that’s very good but considerably less than 20,000 pounds… And what plants did these people harvest to make their ropes? Have there been any rope remnants unearthed? Probably not, due to fast natural decay.

    A few years back National Geographic ran a feature story on the potential methodology utilized by ancient people on Easter Island to move the large stone figures from the
    quarry to their final positions. The artist(s) depicted the ancient people with ropes tied off near the top of the rock megaliths “rocking” or walking the upright stones to their final positions…
    Again, I have to ask, have any of these people ever pulled a large object with
    a rope? Let alone a large heavy oblong object that is subject to tipping and not stable…I’ll bet not. Unless, the stones were carved like giant “Weebles”
    (round bottomed toy figures of the 1970’s & 80’s) remember the saying “Weebles
    Wobble but they don’t fall down”. Still pulling a 10,000 “Weeble” would be no easy task and again the rope required would have to be considerably strong.

    I guess until people begin wrap their heads around the idea that perhaps some other method could have been utilized to move huge stones, we’re stuck with the depiction of
    groups of men sweating in the sun pulling upon super strength natural fiber ropes,
    moving objects that today’s modern cranes with steel cables could barely
    manage.

  4. Oher very intelligent life aliens from another part of the universe came to this planet. They not only built the many monuments around, they planet a seed of LIFE and that seed has evolved…..Here WE ARE!

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