19 November 2008

Complicating the Story of Cilivization?

This is way too cool.
German archeologist Klaus Schmidt has discovered an ancient (and I do mean ancient) temple in Turkey.

The temple, called Gobekli Tepe, is 11,000 years old. Eleven thousand. This monument was created 6,000 years before Stonehenge and, what, seven thousand years before the Pyramids?

It’s mind boggling-ly old.

The thing is, folks have known about this place for yonks. They just assumed it was a medieval cemetery.

The Smithsonian has an article on the place here.

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