Gobekli Tepe is an archaeological site in southeastern Turkey, about 12km from the city of Sanliurfa. It’s somewhat off the standard tourist track and, frankly, a bit too close to Syria for comfort right now, but it’s such an extraordinary place, it’s worth pondering and perhaps adding to your list of places to visit in a more peaceful future. 310 more words
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Did Neanderthals believe in an afterlife?
– Neanderthal skeletons found in apparent burial poses have been unearthed at a site in Spain. 4,567 more words
The Mythic Dreamer of Gobekli Tepe: Introduction to ceiling panel 1 in St Johns Hall Gallery, Barmouth
When I was a student, beginning to take an interest in middle eastern neolithic archaeology, Chatal Huyuk was the big story. John Mellart (University of London) had discovered and begun excavating an incredibly ancient site that could be described as the first neolithic city. 3,061 more words