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Göbekli Tepe 12,000-year-old unexplained structure

I love ancient history, and have studied it extensively. I believe our history on earth is much older than historical discovery has proven. I always take theories of our historical evolution with a grain of salt.

This is a fascinating find.

For a more thorough analysis related to the geological existence for sites such as these, visit: Gobekli Tepe

Amazing find (History Chanel docum.) in what is now Turkey, 12,000 year-old circular city. Twice as old as any city in Mesopotamia. The Germans are excavating it.

No stone-cutting tools used

Göbekli Tepe is located in southeastern Turkey. It was first noted in a survey conducted by Istanbul University and the University of Chicago in 1964, which recognized that the hill could not entirely be a natural feature and postulated that a Byzantine cemetery lay beneath. The survey noted a large number of flints and the presence of limestone slabs thought to be Byzantine grave markers. In 1994, archaeologist Klaus Schmidt of the German Archaeological Institute of Istanbul visited the site and recognized that it was in fact a much older Neolithic site. Since 1995 excavations have been conducted by the German Archaeological Institute of Istanbul and the Şanlıurfa Museum, under the direction of Klaus Schmidt (University of Heidelberg 1995–2000, German Archaeological Institute 2001-present). Prior to excavation the hill had been under agricultural cultivation. Generations of local inhabitants had frequently moved rocks and placed them in clearance piles and much archaeological evidence may have been destroyed in the process. Scholars from the Hochschule Karlsruhe began documenting the architectural remains and soon discovered T-shaped pillars facing south east. Some of these pillars had apparently undergone attempts at destruction, probably by farmers who mistook them for ordinary large rocks.

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