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Fri Apr 5, 2013, 01:25 PM

Gobekli Tepe - British National Geographic doc 2013






You are closer in age to Stonehedge than stonehege is to Gobekli Tepe.
Stonehege is also much more primitive as compared to Gobekli Tepe which is 7000 years older.





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Reply Gobekli Tepe - British National Geographic doc 2013 (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2013 OP
Judi Lynn Apr 2013 #1
cally Apr 2013 #2
bluedigger Apr 2013 #3
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2013 #4
bluedigger Apr 2013 #5
moobu2 Apr 2013 #6

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 07:10 PM

1. Wonderful! Stunning. Haven't finished watching, had to post this first before returning.

Can't begin to grasp how those bas relief images could have been done so perfectly.

Thank you, returning to finish the video.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 08:59 PM

2. Thank you. I'm fascinated by this site

and try to read and watch what I can about the site.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 09:33 AM

3. This is great!

I've seen one other documentary on this site but it was mostly in German and Turkish, as I recall. Incredibly important site for our understanding of how civilization developed.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 02:20 PM

4. I posted the other one

It was the best one I could find at the time.
but I was so fascinated when I heard of this discovery I searched all over the net for more documentaries and articles and haven't found that much. I don't know how long this will last on youtube so share it while you can.With only five percent uncovered and other areas being described as even older, the conjectures made in this documentary and about this site are still in their infancy. It almost has a creepy 2001 monolith feeling about it on changing the consciouness of the inhabitants about it. Other vistors have noted a star relationship.

I'm not a woo believer but I do look at all angles
so this article might interest you.

http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=2082&category=Science


The Smithsonian and National Geographic have both posted articles but I didn't find much detail
but great photos.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 02:30 PM

5. Astral archaeology is pretty interesting stuff.

We know that early astronomers were very knowledgeable about the skies, and many sites around the world were oriented to mark astral events. I'm not quite ready to take the big Von Daniken leap, though.

This site is particularly exciting due to it's antiquity, and has much left yet to tell us, or perhaps many more questions to raise. I'm generally against fully excavating sites that aren't endangered, so that we can bring new techniques to bear in their study as we develop them, but this one needs to get dug.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 04:23 PM

6. It has to be an observatory/calender complex

with whatever cultural superstition they possessed built around that. Maybe the people and animal carvings are personifications of celestial objects, constellations and recurring events i.e. equinox's and solstice's and the like. People being able to predict earthly events by watching the sky was very important to hunter gatherer cultures because herd animals moved back and forth with the changing seasons and with the maturing wild grass seed and fruits ripened at certain times of the year and people could predict that stuff well in advance by watching the sky. Being able to predict those very important seasonal events gave people a huge advantage and allowed them to develop more advanced cultures.

They need to get an Archaeoastronomist on the case.

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