2015: Göbekli Tepe: The Burying Of An Ancient Megalithic Site

By:  Dr. Rita Louise Located at the highest point of the Germus range in the southeastern Anatolia region of Turkey is the mysterious site of Göbekli Tepe.   Excavations at Göbekli Tepe commenced in 1995 after German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt realized what was thought to be a Byzantine cemetery was actually a prehistoric site.  Schmidt quickly unearthed a number of T-shaped pillars, which set the archeological world ablaze.  It was not only the discovery of this ancient massive and magnificent location but also what researchers determined to be the period of its construction.  Samples taken placed the earliest parts of the edifice during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A Period some 12,000 years ago. Excavations and geomagnetic results of this mountain top complex have revealed at least 20 circular structures.  The enclosures all appear to have similar design elements.  In the center of each circle stand two monumental t-shaped pillars.  They are […] Read More