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Gobekli Tepe: Experts Find Evidence of Cataclysm

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.

Göbekli Tepe, a 12,000 year old Megalithci site.

The remains of Gobekli Tepe, a megalithic site dated back to almost 12,000 years ago.

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.”

~Sarah Knapton Science Editor for the Telegraph

Unearthed in 1994, Gobekli Tepe is a mysterious site in modern Turkey containing 50-ton megaliths and sophisticated relief carvings. It has been dated to at least 12,000 years old — a time where most mainstream historians believe the human race consisted of primitive hunter-gatherers, and 6,000 years older than when “civilization” is currently thought to have begun in Sumer.

The report was published in the International Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, by the University of the Aegean.

In a related article, Christopher Stevens of the Daily Mail examines author and researcher Graham Hancock’s original ideas and research which were published in his book Magicians of the Gods.

8 Comments

  • It’s incredible to try to wrap your head around (even just in imagination) what it would have been like for the people who built this site and recorded the destruction of the civilization of their time. How we can somehow connect with them by working to uncover and understand their message. How advanced they were, and how different is the story of human history in the mainstream. And yet how even the mainstream should be finding holding that theory together more difficult in the face of such evidence that is emerging. However, like the Daily Mail article put it, ‘the announcement was as low-key as humanly possible’.

    Well done for Hancock to patiently persist with his research over the decades enduring the ridicule he has been facing. And yet even with his theory having been proven correct, the Daily Mail writer still continues to write about Hancock in a sarcastic and dismissive tone. It’s funny that one can agree with the part of his theory that can no longer be ignored because a more reputable establishment has backed it up, but can say another part of his theory is ‘unthinkable’ and ‘too extreme’ that says our civilization could be facing a similar cataclysmic event.

  • Thank you for posting this news. I am glad to hear that such research is possible to publish in mainstream science.

    It never occurred to me that the drawings on Gobekli Tepe represented a comet strike. It makes absolute sense as that type of event would live on for many generations (eg. native American myths date back thousands of years) and would inspire art and other projects.

    I would not be surprised to see this repeat throughout the world. The challenge would be to decode what ancient people meant by their drawings.

  • What a amazing discovery, its interesting to think about what a society would have been like back then, and how spiritual principles would have been the main purpose of living

  • This site really grabbed my attention a couple of years ago and I read the research of Andrew Collins who shows how the discovery of this monument turns on its head the theory that man somehow dreamed up the divine when they had more time on their hands after getting their basic needs met through the advent of agriculture. The site is so immense and complex, it should have made a serious dent in the erroneous timeline of human development – but sadly it’s not even well known.

    It seems foolish to ignore the site’s main message about a great cataclysm.

  • This is a great find, which calls into question the accuracy of the accepted scientific theory of intelligent human civilisation starting 6000 years later. It’s amazing that the ancient carvings on this site corroborate the scientific research already conducted on the cause of the destruction within that region.

  • This is another amazing proof of an advanced ancient civilization reigning on Earth far before the current history deems possible.

    One of the scientists I came across that researches the old cataclysms in connection to the stars and how they may have influenced the ancient civilisations of the past is Dr. Paul La Violette – an American physicist, engineer and author of many books on physics, astronomy, climatology and other areas of research. Being an expert on ice age, this author has put forward a theory of so-called Galactic Superwave – a cosmic event that accoridng to him repeats in regular intervals, wiping down the civilisations and changing climates.

    After his recent visit to Bosnian Pyramids, he noted that:
    “The meticulous filling in of the tunnels calls to mind the purposeful burial circa 8,000 BCE of the prehistoric temples found at Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey and which themselves date back more than 11,500 years. In Bosnia, as in Göbekli Tepe, was the newer civilization trying to hide and forget the past? Or were they trying to preserve the past for later discovery in the future?”

    According to this scientist, the advanced civilizations of the past knew about the destructive cyclic cosmic events and possibly found the means of survival by building the system of intricate labyrinths inside the Earth.

  • It’s interesting to see (a bit) more exposure of such ancient sites in the media in the last few years. It seems the scientific facts of the sites themselves are starting to increasingly put holes in the ‘established’ view of Earth’s history. And that is very uncomfortable for some, not only scientists but also people who’s…. beliefs really, rely on those wise men. I think this site, Gobleki Tepe, for example doesn’t fit in the current story very well.

    But I think it’s a huge task and difficult task to put things together. Graham Hancock, in his archaeologic work, is doing very commendable work from what I’ve seen.

    Sometimes it’s easy to fall into thinking that many ancient sites, because they’re made of stone for example, are quite similar. But the time gap of 6000 years between this and Sumer is just astounding in my opinion.

  • What an amazing discovery and recovery of lost knowledge – I find it quite fascinating that the ancient people who had survived had wanted to explain this event and obvious complete and utter loss of civilization, by recording the comet strike in those megalithic stone pillars.. It seems that the message was felt that perhaps, no one would remember them if enough time had passed (seeing how Atlantis is widely now considered mythical, even though historians and philosophers of the past talk about it, they were right), and fought to pass on a message inscribed in symbols – how intelligent of them to have used symbology – even after more 11,000 years, their message is starting to be deciphered and understood.

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