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

2013: Mankind’s Cradle of Civilisation Found in Java?

February 3, 2013  By davidjones By FRANK JOSEPH “Men fear time,” the old saying used to go, “but time fears the Sphinx.” That famous statue and Egypt’s Great Pyramid before which it has reclined for thousands of years have been long regarded as the most ancient monumental structures on Earth. Indeed, their late 20th century reappraisals indicated that they were even older than suspected. Beginning in 1974, a medical physicist and colleague of Albert Einstein, Kurt Mendelssohn, showed that the Great Pyramid was not the 2560 BCE tomb of some vainglorious king described by mainstream scholars.1 Instead, the “Mountain of Ra” was raised nearly six centuries earlier, at the very outset of Pharaonic Civilisation, as a massive public works project to unify the numerous, divisive tribes of the Nile Delta in the common cause of its construction. So too, the Great Sphinx – roughly contemporaneous, according to Egyptologists, with the Great […] Read More

2012: World’s First Known Religious Temple at Göbekli Tepe

Perhaps 12,000 years ago in what is now Turkey near the Syrian border, humans were constructing monumental stone works that are puzzling us today. The stunning thing about this site of ruins is that some of it is hardly ruined at all compared with Egyptian, Greek, Mayan or even the ruins of the Soviet Union only a few decades ago. Megalithic constructions built anywhere from 5000 to 20 years ago may be barely recognizable husks of their original splendor. In Göbekli Tepe, however, the people (an extremely mysterious unknown culture, except for what archeologists are just now discovering and guessing) buried these constructions presumably for safe keeping, creating the time capsule that was only recently discovered (sometime after 2000 the real significance of the site was realized). Some of the world’s most ancient religious carvings are the most cleanly carved and well-preserved once the rubble is removed. National Geographic’s […] Read More