One of the most important archaeological sites in the world. The Neolithic archaeological ruins were first uncovered in the '60s. The Architecture was far ahead of its time. Predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years, Turkey’s stunning Gobekli Tepe upends the conventional view of the rise of civilization
Set to Launch September 12, 2020
This part of the project is intended to connect the bridges between ancient beliefs of people around the globe and compare their similarities. Throughout this project, we will enhance the connection of understanding with the Enhancing Connections team as we wade throughout history to reveal the truth about ourselves as humanity and the strength and resilience culture and tradition has to carry on throughout any atrocities. The target price for fundraising this trip is CAD14,088.24 with all finished material donated to Ohahase Education Centre and Kanhiote Public Library in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, as well as made accessible online for everyone to use.
This will include all first hand information from leading experts in their areas, such as Micki Pistorius, whose journalist career commenced in printed and television media. She obtained a DPhil Psychology, profiled hardened criminals, and authored several books on the subject. She completed BA Hons in Biblical Archaeology and has affinity for the Bronze Age. She trailed Odysseus from Mycenae on mainland Greece to Troy in Turkey, followed the footsteps of Alexander the Great to Taxila in Pakistan, and traced her Tancred crusader ancestral lineage to Hauteville in France. She lives and writes on a tropical island.
Also facilitating will be Jim Willis, the author of twelve books on religion and spirituality including Lost Civilizations (Visible Ink Press, 2019), and The Quantum Akashic Field (Findhorn/Inner Traditions, 2019). He has served as an adjunct college professor in the fields of world religions and instrumental music while working as a part-time carpenter, as well as the host of his own drive-time radio show, an arts council director, and guest lecturer, speaking about topics ranging from historical studies to contemporary spirituality.
There are substantial grounds to claim that the most significant archaeological discovery of the 21st century is the Göbeklitepe. First of all, it dates back to 12 thousand years ago. In other words, it’s approximately 8 thousand years older than the pyramids and 7 thousand years older than the Stonehenge. Furthermore, it is even older than the human transition to settled life. Therefore, contrary to the widely held view, it proves the existence of religious beliefs prior to the establishment of the first cities.
Findings of researchers at Göbeklitepe shows that a religious class existed even at such early ages, division of society into social classes took place well before the widely assumed dates, and perhaps the first agricultural activity may have been conducted in the region. The site is also remarkable with the first patriarchal thought, the first terrazzo flooring and the first statues and reliefs of the Neolithic Age. As a result, all this new information has been added to the collective knowledge of humanity and into the history books. On the merits of its contribution to human history, Göbeklitepe was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2018.
While the discovery of Göbeklitepe site took place in 1963, the first scientific excavation started in 1995, eventual findings of which added new pages to the history, changing long standing assumptions. Rather than being used as a settlement, the area actually served religious purposes and contain a number of temples. In that respect, it is not only the oldest centre of worship, but also the largest one. Although six of those temples were unearthed to date, on the basis of geomagnetic surveys, the total number of those monumental structures is believed to be twenty, with all temples sharing a resemblance to each other, making this entire region suggestive of being a centre of faith and pilgrimage during the Neolithic Age. There are six-metre-tall T-shaped stone pillars, carved with reliefs of animals, erected to form circles. Those carvings that maybe the earliest three dimensional depictions of animals carved into stone are testament to the artistic ability of our ancestors. Professor Klaus Schmidt, who had led the excavation work in the site for 20 years, firmly stated that the T-shaped stone pillars represented human figures since some of them have carvings of hands and fingers.
It is the first Temple of the World.
It is believed to be a centre of faith and pilgrimage during the Neolithic Age.
The earliest three-dimensional depictions carved into stone are found here.
According to scientists, the archaeological discovery of Göbeklitepe changed human history.
It proves the existence of religious beliefs prior to the establishment of the first cities.
It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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