Friday, May 20, 2011

Göbekli Tepe


  • Taking us to the "cleanly carved limestone pillars splashed with bas-reliefs of animals... built some 11,600 years ago, seven millennia before the Great Pyramid of Giza," National Geographic's Charles C. Mann argues that "the world’s oldest temple suggests the urge to worship sparked civilization" — Göbekli Tepe.

  • Writing two years ago about what may well be "the greatest archaeological discovery ever," the Mail Online's Tom Knox has more pointed speculation — Do these mysterious stones mark the site of the Garden of Eden?
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