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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Turkey's Göbekli Tepe: Discoveries at World's Oldest Temple

by Christopher Hodapp

The 10,000- to 11,500-year-old site of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey is the oldest place of worship on Earth ever discovered, predating the building of the first Egyptian pyramids by 6,500 years. New discoveries are emerging from the ancient site about the primitive hunter/gatherers here who developed a rudimentary understanding of geometry to create the first temples. At least fifty 15-foot-tall monolithic pillars rise out of the ground, covered with intricate carvings of animals like jaguars and reptiles, symbols of death like vultures, and wild game like the the wild boar that still roam these hills in southeastern Turkey even today.

Archeologists believe this to be a site of worship and not a residential settlement, because no evidence of residential buildings or fortifications other than the T-shaped pillars have been discovered. That said, the massive site of Göbekli Tepe, near the modern-day town of Şanlıurfa, has only been five percent excavated, so new discoveries are always possible. 

Each monolith is set within one of at least twenty concentric rings, each of which is built inside the other, with diameters ranging from 30-100 feet and weighing as much as 20 tons.

According to a new article on the Haaretz website, a discovery by Israeli archaeologists suggests the Göbekli Tepe temple complex was even more complicated than previously thought, and required an amount of planning and resources thought to be impossible for those times. A new study of the three oldest stone enclosures by archaeologists Gil Haklay and Avi Gopher of Tel Aviv University has revealed a distinct equilateral triangle that formed the overall architectural plan of these structures.

From Israeli Archaeologists Find Hidden Pattern at ‘World’s Oldest Temple’ Göbekli Tepe by Ariel David:
The finding confirms previous research by Haklay and Gopher at other sites showing that architects in the Neolithic or even in the late Paleolithic didn’t build shelters and homes haphazardly but had the ability to apply rudimentary geometric principles and create standard units of measurement.
At Göbekli Tepe, the discovery of the pattern is evidence of a complex abstract design that could not be realized without first creating a scaled floor plan, Haklay says. At a time when the invention of writing was millennia away, this could be accomplished, for example, by using reeds of equal length to create a rudimentary blueprint on the ground, he suggests.

Read the whole article HERE.


  1. Israeli archeologist Ariel David’s announced discovery of a Hidden Pattern at ‘World’s Oldest Temple' is nothing new. The first excavations at Göbekli Tepe were started in 1996 by German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt (†2014) More reading on the subject is available at : What is Goebekli Tepe by Klaus Schmidt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2CDa5zRQR0 Gobekli Tepe, the World’s First Temple? https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/gobekli-tepe-the-worlds-first-temple-83613665/ . The mystery of Göbekli Tepe by Graham Hancock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K5NvCiYGEI . Decoding Göbekli Tepe, Secret Society and Space Observatory? https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/decoding-g-bekli-tepe-secret-society-and-space-observatory-008687 . Did Stone Age Freemasons Encode Cult Secrets in Gobekli Tepe ? http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/did-stone-age-freemasons-encode-cult-secrets-in-gobekli-tepe-the-irish-language-and-spanish-plays
    In 2013, Giulio Magli proposed that aspects of the Göbleki Tepe site are related to the position of the star Sirius around 9300 BC. The Italian archeo-astronomer comments that Sirius plays a part in the symbology of Freemasonry, where it is referred to as the ‘Blazing Star http://atlantipedia.ie/samples/tag/freemasonry/ For more theories see : Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods by Andrew Collins who establishes a link between Göbekli Tepe and the Watchers, the Nephilim, the book of Enoch and the Anunnaki of Sumerian myth and legend www.andrewcollins.com. All those questions around Göbekli Tepe have resulted in some authors and historians challenging the classically accepted date for the building of the Great Sphinx at Giza, generally believed to have taken place approximately in 2500 BC. Any earlier date for its construction is rejected by Egyptologists mostly on the ground that it would upset the(ir) still prevailing theory according to which there is no scientific evidence of any civilization in the world prior to 3,000 BC. B asic questions however such as when the Great Sphinx was built, by whom and for what purpose remain unanswered. On the other hand, The Orion correlation theory, for example suggest dates for the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid comparable or even much earlier than Göbekli Teple, based on a correlation existing between Zeta Orionis, Epsilon Orionis and Delta Orionis, the stars forming Orion's Belt, the constellation Leo and the Milky Way in their relative positions in 10,500 BC and the geographic relationship of the Sphinx, the Giza pyramids and the Nile respectively. jacques.huyghebaert@gmail.com

    1. Heh. So you're telling me I've been out of the loop on Göbekli Teple and don't realize that it's the Turkish equivalent to Oak Island/Rosslyn Chapel/Rennes Le Chateau? Now I'm suitably embarrassed...

  2. i think we are just at the start of understanding the archaeology of the ancient world. But its connection with freemasonry is dubious.


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