Göbekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple

Gobekli Tepe

12,000 years ago, long before belief systems, in advance of settlement, earlier than argiculture, there was a sacred place, Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple

Predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years, and the pyramids of Gize by 7,500 years, Turkey’s stunning Gobekli Tepe upends the conventional view of the rise of civilization

They call it potbelly hill, after the soft, round contour of this final lookout in southeastern Turkey. To the north are forested mountains. East of the hill lies the biblical plain of Harran, and to the south is the Syrian border, visible 20 miles away, pointing toward the ancient lands of Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent, the region that gave rise to human civilization. And under our feet, according to archeologist Klaus Schmidt, are the stones that mark the spot—the exact spot—where humans began that ascent.

Documentary Playlist

Explore Göbekli Tepe with Google Earth
Building Göbekli Tepe – Full View of a Göbekli Tepe Temple
Location @ google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/oS7LO

More info:

Göbekli Tepe
Coordinates: 37.223268°N 38.922573°E
The Birth of Religion – Gallery from National Geographic
Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple (Smitsonian)
World’s oldest temple built to worship the dog star?

Posted @ Bookofresearch Facebook July 24 2013

7 thoughts on “Göbekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple

  1. Nice article. This temple is shaped like Shiva Linga, if you have seen that. Infact when Pegan were there before Christian terrorism and mass murder and conversion by followers of last Roman empire, they worship fire, same what India’s Veda- Rigved’s first poetry started with worshipping fire. I know that you are honest man trying to do best and hats off for that but you must go to Origin of civilization and do not tell us same of Darwin or current historian tells us . More at my blog where you will learn and find out what id truth- http://www.pparihar.com


  2. Absolutely stunning archaeology work. If the dating is correct, it’s a VERY old site,(7,000 yrs before Giza pyramids), complete with detailed carvings and images on the massive pillars and walls. Great work by all involved in the excavation and preservation efforts, a BIG THUMBS UP !!!


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