Goliath goes all Archeological on your A$$ GOBLEKI TEPE

Goliath recently had a massive shock to his worldview.  As the many and all knows very very well, Goliath is 3,000 year old.  This means Goliath used to comforbly console self with thought that he been first hand witness to at least HALF of all civilized history.  after all, Sumeria went back to about 3,000 B.C.  Ancient Eygpt thought to be a little older, maybe,  going back over 5000 years …maybe couple hundred year older than Sumeria. These here was the oldest civilizations….Gaze upon the Sphinx and you were gazing upon the birth of human thinking.    Likewise, less impressive, but equally mysterious, places like Stonehenge were 5,000 year old….and to Goliath confirm his prejudices about when Man first stood up and started civilizin’ hisself. 

But,  just as if to prove what an idiot Goliath is and also, in what is a delightful surprise to learn can always LEARN something new and AMAZING….Goliath just learn about a dad blasted site in South Eastern Turkey of the name GOBLEKI TEPE.  (see above….first photo).  This site has been dated to 8000 BC.  Yeah…10,000 years ago.  Or, to put it another way…the civilization of Gobleki was as ancient to the Eygptians and Sumerians as they are to US.  (Roll that around in your dad blasted head for a while).  Here is what the site say about it….

Archaeologically categorised as a site of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A Period (c. 9600–7300 BC) Göbeklitepe is a series of mainly circular and oval-shaped structures set on the top of a hill. Excavations began in 1995 by Prof. Klaus Schmidt with the help of the German Archeological Institute. There is archelological proof that these installations were not used for domestic use, but predominantly for ritual or religous purposes. Subsequently it became apparent that Gobeklitepe consists of not only one, but many of such stone age temples. Furthermore, both excavations and geo magnetic results revealed that there are at least 20 installations, which in archeological terms can be called a temple. Based on what has been unearthed so far, the pattern principle seems to be that there are two huge monumental pillars in the center of each installation, surrounded by enclosures and walls, featuring more pillars in those set-ups. (see site: http://www.gobeklitepe.info/ )

There are amazing things there, including the earliest EVER depiction of a human being who aint’ got know mouth and wearing a v-neck shirt..like on Star Trek!   Embarassing though…the dipshit is got both hands holding up his erect penis.  (Guess somehow some things never change).

Here’s the interesting Wikipedia link:  “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe

Göbekli Tepe is regarded as an archaeological discovery of the greatest importance since it could profoundly change the understanding of a crucial stage in the development of human society. Ian Hodder of Stanford University said, “Göbekli Tepe changes everything”.[3] It shows that the erection of monumental complexes was within the capacities of hunter-gatherers and not only of sedentary farming communities as had been previously assumed. As excavator Klaus Schmidt puts it, “First came the temple, then the city.”[41]

Not only its large dimensions, but the side-by-side existence of multiple pillar shrines makes the location unique. There are no comparable monumental complexes from its time. Nevalı Çori, a Neolithic settlement also excavated by the German Archaeological Institute and submerged by theAtatürk Dam since 1992, is 500 years later; its T-shaped pillars are considerably smaller, and its shrine was located inside a village. The roughly contemporary architecture at Jericho is devoid of artistic merit or large-scale sculpture, and Çatalhöyük, perhaps the most famous Anatolian Neolithic village, is 2,000 years younger”   *****************************************************************

Goliath pretty dad blasted amazed about all this here.  But,  add one even more extraordinary FACT.

Apparently,  about a thousand years after it was built, somebody BURIED the whole dad blasted complex.   Oh COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 comments for “Goliath goes all Archeological on your A$$ GOBLEKI TEPE

  1. Amy
    December 2, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    History is FUN. I did not enjoy all history classes in school, but now that I am mature (older), I find it so very interesting.

  2. 'Hood
    December 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Most excellent G !

  3. Southern Belle
    December 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Quote:….”then the spark that set off that GIANT step out of the stone age was ………RELIGION” !

  4. Lono, Curse of
    December 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    This is really interesting!
    Thanks to the G and GAW
    for sharing with us.

  5. Southern Belle
    December 2, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    “The new religion gives humans
    an enormous psychological advantage.
    It places us above animals and above nature.”

    The sociology
    and psychology is intriguing
    as social/cultural developmental theory,
    but the archeology is REALLY fascinating

  6. December 2, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Yes Southern Belle, this is amazing stuff…from hunter gatherers..

  7. December 2, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    It is hard to imagine. But, there must have been a point when men thought they were ‘the same as animals’ and then a point when they, through their will decided they were more than animals.

  8. Virginia
    December 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Awesome story!! Thanks for posting. Do you know of any local digs? I would give my left breast (right one holdin up better) to volunteer my time, treasure and/or talent to a local archeology project. Thanks

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