Monday, May 23, 2011

Göbekli Tepe: the world's first temple?

To those who may be wondering why I have not posted a new thread here at AF in a little over a month now, I have been in one of my intense reading modes; and when I have not been reading, I have stepped up my work-out schedule, leaving little time for the internet, other than checking my emails. In an email I received yesterday, a topic totally new to me was brought to my attention: the Göbekli Tepe archeological site in southeastern Turkey. I was linked to the June 2011 National Geographic online entry, "Göbekli Tepe" (HERE), which inspired me to put down my books, and engage in a bit more online research.

I found the contribution, "Gobekli Tepe: the world's first temple?", to be of value, and worth the time it took to read (LINK).

I also enjoyed the following YouTube video:

Anyway, wanted to take a brief break away from my studies, and share this fascinating information (IMHO) with others...

Grace and peace,



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Iohannes said...

Thanks, I'd not heard of this before. I liked the ending of the Nat Geo piece:

"Twenty years ago everyone believed civilization was driven by ecological forces," Schmidt says. "I think what we are learning is that civilization is a product of the human mind."

On that note, you might enjoy these lectures.