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The Mystery Behind the Deliberate Burial of Three Ancient Megalithic Stone Circles

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posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 11:28 PM
One of the most important archæological digs in the world, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey has revolutionised our understanding of hunter-gatherer culture.

The oldest man-made place of worship yet discovered, Göbekli Tepe is "one of the most important monuments in the world

A few years ago, an awesome archeological discovery was made in southern Turkey, just north of the border with Syria. Three megalithic stone circles that were deliberately buried thousands of years ago on a hilltop were located at Göbekli Tepe. What is astounding is the date and context. These megalithic stone circles are several thousand years older than the first stone circle built at Stonehenge, and they were built by a hunter-gatherer society.

Göbekli Tepe is now under study by Turkish and German archeologists, having been first excavated in 1994. The hill had long been used for agriculture by local farmers and the site is on private land. Monolithic T-shaped pillars are connected by crudely built walls to form oval structures. A low bench runs around the exterior walls. Four such units with diameters between 10m and 20m are the oldest structures built at the site and are dated to ~9,000 B.C.


posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 12:33 AM
I dont understand the term "Deliberate Burial".

If that is the case with Göbekli Tepe, so should be the case with numerous other archaeological sites.

How do they buried? natural causes - sedimentation from rives, accumulation of soil/sand in the area etc, natural disasters etc.

Göbekli Tepe has been around for so long that nature had done her job at "Deliberate Burial".

The word "Deliberate" has been used in the linked page just to sensationalize the matter. Thats all.

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