20 Facts about Göbekli Tepe Temple Complex11078x 05. 01. 2019 2 readers
The original inhabitants of the area known as Göbekli Tepe were, according to archaeologists, an organized group of gazelle hunters. Archaeologists believe that these people, hunting and harvesting, stood at the birth of an ancient temple complex that is at least 6 and half a thousand years older than the famous Stonehenge and even 7 a thousand years older than the oldest pyramid in Giza. Göbekli Tepe Temple, whose age is estimated to be over 12 for a thousand years, is a clear proof of a sophisticated society that existed for tens of thousands of years ago.
The temple is located near the ancient city of Urfa in the territory of today's Turkey and is still considered one of the most important ancient sites in human history.
Experts are still guessing just who and how many thousands of years ago built this remarkable building more than 12. The stated time learning is based only on organic sediments and nothing really tells about the time when the stones were actually transported to the site.
Göbekli Tepe is considered to be the oldest temple in the world, with less than 10% out of the complex. Whether the temple was built by anyone, he built it so that even the farthest parts hidden beneath the earth were preserved. Some archaeologists claim that the temple served as a burial ground, even though it did not find any real proof.
Göbekli Tepe is often referred to as Göbekli Tepe Stonehenge in the desert or as well Turkish stonehenge. The temple is made up of a complex of mostly circular and oval stone formations set on top of the hill. The initial site survey was done at 60. of the last century, anthropologists from the universities of Chigac and Istanbul; they agreed that it was an artificially designed hillock that served as an ancient burial ground. Researchers estimate that the building was built before 12 for thousands of years, at least 10 a thousand years before our time.
Researchers are still unable to explain how it is possible that in the Upper Mesopotamia area at the end of the last Ice Age, when the hunters and collectors treated themselves every day with the question of their own survival, a technically advanced construction arose. In the opinion of researchers such as Graham Hancock and friends, the building is rather older and has been deliberately covered by the earth before the last major flood to be preserved for future generations. Even the archaeologists have come to the conclusion that the construction was somebody deliberately preserved. The cover was certainly a few generations later than it was built. The context is leaking.
The first modern excavations took place in 1995 with the help of the German Institute of Archeology Professor Klaus schmidt. From the excavations and geomagnetic results to date, it is clear that there are at least 20 stone circles on the site, which archaeologists say sanctuary. All stone pillars in temple are T-shaped and reach 3-6 meters. Each pillar weighs around 60 tons. Even current technologies would hardly be able to deal with moving and deploying 60-tuned stone pillars inside the complex Göbekli Tepe.
Research estimates that, at the time of the construction, a minimum of 500 people would be required to move stone pillars. But who, and how, did they organize and manage, especially at a time when humanity, according to archaeologists, worked exclusively for self-preservation? If archaeologists were right, then the crucial question would be how the prehistoric hunter and collector moved and placed the stones inside ancient temple. They do not know the answer.
Today's engineers agree that construction of the Göbekli Tepe dimensions required not only mining and transport experts, but also designers and construction supervisors. The way in which the work is organized at the temple site is evidence that thousands of years ago, 12's authors had some knowledge of basic organizational systems and hierarchies. Or they had advanced technology that dramatically exceeds the limits of the imagination of our current scientists.
Some anthropologists believe that the stone pillars of Göbekli Tepe can represent human beings, because they are depicted with reliefs of human limbs. However, abstract symbols and various pictograms were also found in them. Lidsky looking figures have some similar features with sculptures on Easter Island or depictions of the gods of Bolivia in Tiahuanaco.
Further research has also revealed the findings of the depicted forms of animals, most often foxes, snakes, wild boar and aquatic predators. There were also reliefs of animals that we do not know and their shapes remind more of the prehistoric times.
Klaus Schmidt received the infarction (2014) in suspicion of a time when the case was most widely publicized and caused great passion in the scientific circles when determining the age and meaning of the construction.