Experts from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering have said that carvings at the ancient site of Gobekli Tepe in Southern Turkey describe a comet strike that wiped out a civilization.
Thought to be the oldest ancient site in the world, Gobekli Tepe is officially dated by mainstream archaeology to have been constructed around 9000BC (6000 years older than the currently accepted dating of Stonehenge) and provides references and alignments to cosmic bodies and constellations.
Analysing symbols that were carved onto the Vulture Stone, engineering experts at the university discovered animal carvings representing the comet and constellations.
This new analysis coincides with decades of scientific research on the cause of temperature falls in the region that devastated the land.
Combining information recorded in stone by the local ancient people allowed experts to determine the date of the comet strike that matches previous scientific and geological dating. Mapping the constellations shown on the Vulture Stone, and using a computer program to locate when the constellations appeared above Turkey, they were able to pinpoint 10,950BC as the approximate time when the comet struck the region.
The findings bring to light the knowledge the ancients had surrounding astronomy and the devastating loss of an earlier advanced civilization as well as the survivors that recorded their history in the ancient sites.
“Researchers believe the images were intended as a record of the cataclysmic event, and that a further carving showing a headless man may indicate human disaster and extensive loss of life.
Symbolism on the pillars also indicates that the long-term changes in Earth’s rotational axis was recorded at this time using an early form of writing, and that Gobekli Tepe was an observatory for meteors and comets.”
The report was published in the International Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, by the University of the Aegean.
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