Gobekli Tepe: Unearthing a 12,000 Year Old Temple (Video & Pics)

July 25, 2011

A friend sent me this video this evening which was interesting as I was reading Plato's account of Atlantis earlier in the day.  This is not Atlantis of course but it follows a very similar time-line which I find compelling.  I am  absolutely fascinated by the mystery of the past.  Somehow it all comes together in ways  mainstream archaeology is just beginning to consider.  I must do a review on Fingerprints of the Gods (the author of the book, Graham Hancock, is interviewed midway through  this clip).

The History Channel does seem to get a bit off track in this presentation but some good points are made as well.  I've included some background from the Smithsonian Magazine below, including additional photos:

"Six miles from Urfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey, Klaus Schmidt has made one of the most startling archaeological discoveries of our time: massive carved stones about 11,000 years old, crafted and arranged by prehistoric people who had not yet developed metal tools or even pottery. The megaliths predate Stonehenge by some 6,000 years. The place is called Gobekli Tepe, and Schmidt, a German archaeologist who has been working here more than a decade, is convinced it's the site of the world's oldest temple."

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