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Göbekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple

12,000 years ago, long before belief systems, in advance of settlement, earlier than argiculture, there was a sacred place, Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple… 183 more words


The Oldest Temple on Earth! (Updated)

Today I want to share this valuable talk that was recorded on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Gallery in Washington DC. The speaker of the event is Dr. 385 more words


The Sanctuary: An article about Urfa, Göbekli Tepe, Klaus Schmidt, Neolithic Life and many more...

Yesterday I have come across The Sanctuary by Elif Batuman from The New Yorker magazine. I really enjoyed reading this article which tells about Elif’s visit to Urfa and Göbekli Tepe (where worlds oldest temple is buried) and her interview with the deceased Klaus Schmidt who has directed the Göbekli Tepe excavations for nearly 20 years. 55 more words


Some details from Gobekli Tepe

I received, with the last post, a copy of Klaus Schmidt’s book on Golbeki Tepe, containing more images of the site than I had seen before. 535 more words


Turkey Part 2 - Urfa to Istanbul

Continued from Turkey Part 1

We didn’t know much about Urfa before arriving, except that it sounded interesting enough to stop and was on our way to another item on our travel bucket list (More in a bit). 2,015 more words

10 Mysterious Prehistoric Sites From Around The World

In addition to the previous list on 10 Mysterious Prehistoric Sites in the British Isles, there hundreds of mysterious locations spanning the entire globe.  Some are similar to the ones we’ve mentioned already, featuring stone circles and other megalithic structures—and others are entirely unique.   1,372 more words


Gobekli Tepe & Star Deneb in the Cygnus Constellation

12,000-year-old circles of limestone pillars each weighing from 10 to 20 metric tons or more have been excavated in Gobekli Tepe, Turkey, about 9 miles (15 km) northeast of Sanliurfa, formerly known as Urfa or Edessa. 280 more words