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A tale of snakes and birds: Göbekli Tepe, Pillar 56.

Since we get lots of questions regarding Göbekli Tepe’s pillars and their depictions, we will try to post short descriptions here. This time it’s Pillar 56 in Enclosure H.  414 more words

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Göbekli Tepe in images

Photography certainly is an important tool for documentation in archaeology. For me personally, it is also a hobby (you can find me on Flickr here: … 669 more words

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The 'Urfa Man'

The ‘Urfa Man’ in the garden of the old Urfa Museum (Copyright DAI, Photo I. Wagner).

The ‘Urfa Man’ in the garden of the old Urfa Museum (Copyright DAI, Photo I. 569 more words

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Of animals and a headless man. Göbekli Tepe, Pillar 43

Addressing an earlier question from the comments, here is some more information on one of the most impressive pillars from Göbekli Tepe, Pillar 43 in Enclosure D. 445 more words

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Pesky Purses: Whatever floats your boat


All photos courtesy of the Ancient Enthusiast unless otherwise specified

Where are they going, anyway?

While searching through almost 100 photos of pesky purses the… 1,196 more words

Lost History

Recent findings suggest lost knowledge and a lost civilization

Anatomical versions of humans have been around for 200,000 years. Recent findings of ancient megaliths suggest we have lost knowledge that previous cultures tried so hard to preserve. 765 more words

Pesky purses revisited

Last December I wrote a blog about Pillar 43 at Gobekli Tepe and equated “those pesky purses” found at the top with containers for lost knowledge and those holding them as knowledge bearers. 700 more words

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