Among the most important archaeological sites in the world today and yet another jewel in the Turkish crown: Göbeklitepe.
Found in southern Turkey close to the Syrian border, a gentle pot belly shaped landscape has been excavated to reveal a site of up to 20 assembled monolithic structures. It provides an invitation to ask questions about our past and perhaps our present and future. It may be a human timeline game changer. Who constructed the site? When did they do it? Might it shed light on who we are; how we come to be; how long we have been here? The answers to such questions within Western culture have tended to be caught between the parameters of religious belief and Darwinian Theory of evolution. Other cultures do offer alternatives such as the Australian aborigines and their stories of Dreamtime. Has some history been forgotten, wittingly or unwittingly? It is said the victors of struggle and conflict write the history. Is Göbeklitepe an indication of lost human chronology?
It is appropriate this site should be in Turkey where the Piri Reis map was found and shared with the world by the founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Atatürk apparently took interest in the legend of Mu, which along with the Piri Reis map ponders the possibility of older civilisations since long forgotten and officially wiped from history.
The lost continent of Mu:
Piri Reis Map:
When Professor Robert Shock suggested water erosion on the Sphinx at Giza indicated it was older than the accepted 5,000 and of an earlier civilisation. Critics within the academic establishment asked for proof anywhere in the world of earlier sophisticated civilisation and then along came Göbeklitepe.
The Sphinx, Gobekli Tepe, Ancient Catastrophes Dr Robert Schoch:
About 23 mins in Schock explains that Göbeklitepe changed the paradigm.
Göbeklitepe is being touted as a game changer in better understanding ancient sites and structures found around the world. It is an international story encompassing domestic and international cultural history and all the while promoting Turkey. Göbeklitepe has already been examined by Turk Kerem Akalın and his production colleagues at Maker Arts as illustrated by these short clips:
Gobeklitepe - The World’s First Temple:
It seems there are no signs of domestic accommodation at Göbeklitepe; it was purely a ceremonial, spiritual or meeting site. The indications are it was purposefully covered up, estimates being about 8,000 BC; it was not merely buried by the natural course of time.
It is suggested the site indicates a more sophisticated intellectual and consciousness awareness than we thought capable of humans 12,000 years ago. Göbeklitepe has beautifully carved pillars revealing an impressive technical ability. Conventional wisdom suggests mankind consisted of only 'hunter gatherers' (hunting animals, gathering wild plants) 5,000 years ago. Stonehenge in the UK is allegedly 5,000 years old as are the Egyptian pyramids.
When Graham Hancock and Robert Schock proposed an older timeline, the then curator of the pyramids, Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass, was most displeased…
Zahi Hawass Storms out of Debate with Graham Hancock before it Begins:
There is an increasing interest in revisionist history whether contemporary or ancient. This has been much facilitated by the internet and access to open source research rather than reliance on institutions and club membership. Sure, some criticise because anyone can put any online, but that is the internet’s advantage. It is up to individuals to discern what might be useful or not.
Who would have thought some old stones in the ground so interesting! We appear to live in a world of narrow minded 'experts' where questions are only asked within set parameters of
belief. As a general populous we have hare apparently been too busy watching hypnotic TV and eating insubstantial food products that dull the pineal gland and our general consciousness awareness; we have long forgotten who we are.
Prof. Schock proposes dinosaurs disappeared because of a meteorite. I don’t know. I do understand dinosaur fossils are discovered at around 12,000ft while oil can be found as deep as 35,000ft, therefore, suggesting oil is not necessarily made of fossils and a fossil fuel in name only. Try suggesting that to BBC R4 ‘experts’ and you risk the label of pseudo-scientist. Schock also discusses sun spot activity as a cause for catastrophe on earth and indeed, it seems logical that any earth climate changes must be heavily influenced by the sun rather than human activity. Again, try suggesting that to the man-made climate change carbon-cultists.
I googled 'human history timeline' and this was the top search result:
The details do seem bizarre e.g. Jesus was born 5BC i.e. Jesus was born 5 years before the birth of Christ! Funny.
So, Göbeklitepe throws up awkward questions for the conventional mind set which may be why organisations such as the €U and UNESCO are so keen to be involved and perhaps manage the story; National Geographic and the Smithsonian Institute will be keen to give the story their slant. We wouldn’t want to disturb the funding structure based upon Darwinian Theory or conventional human timeline, would we?!
This site leads to associations with history, culture past and present, science, health, academia, education, spiritual enlightenment... perhaps even the 'unphysical' realm. Göbeklitepe may prove controversial for some with set religious structural belief. I recommend Dr. Rupert Sheldrake as an example of a 'believer' in an Abrahamic religion, in his case Christianity, is one those rare scientists happy to reconcile his faith with the investigation of transference of information between cells that is 'invisible' and not restricted to a physical particle based model. It would be fun to have dowser Maria Wheatley visit Göbeklitepe to explore the energy of the stones, decode and divine the land. I’d love to produce a Göbeklitepe inspired conference inviting speakers and contributors from around the world to explore, discuss and share ideas via the world wide net. We want to explore the possibilities and the truth, which though often allusive, may lead to as yet unacknowledged benefits. If Gobeklitepe turns out to be just another bunch of old stones, so be it. But, we propose the door may lead to something deeper, more interesting; perhaps even enlightening.