Sunday, February 08, 2015

In ancient temple news

A Zite story led me to look a bit more at the ancient Turkish temple site Göbekli Tepe, which has impressive stone structures, apparently used for some form of worship, dating back 11,000 years.

I think I had briefly heard about it before, but the site certainly contains more stunning work that I had realised.  Have a look at these photos from Smithsonian magazine:

And a couple of photos from elsewhere:

Not entirely sure what he's meant to be doing here, but it could be that male past times haven't changed much in 11,000 years.  Perhaps he's just taking a break from playing his three note pan flute?

And here is the site overall:

Impressive work all done with stone tools, apparently, and way, way before the pyramids. Wikipedia has more.

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