Town in brittany predating stonehenge
We cannot “read” the pictograms, and do not know for certain what meaning the animal reliefs had for visitors to the site; the variety of fauna depicted, from lions and boars to birds and insects, makes any single explanation problematic.The reason the complex was eventually buried remains unexplained.Until excavations began, a complex on this scale was not thought possible for a community so ancient.The massive sequence of stratification layers suggests several millennia of activity, perhaps reaching back to the Mesolithic.The title isn’t actually doing Gobekli Tepe justice since the Turkish archaeological site is 7,000 years older than Stonehenge.Gobekli Tepe changes everything archaeologists discovered so far and it is considered the most important archaeological find in recent history.Klaus Schmidt, the man who first discovered Gobekli Tepe says the carvings might be the first human representation of gods.
As we walk among them, I see that some are blank, while others are elaborately carved: foxes, lions, scorpions and vultures abound, twisting and crawling on the pillars’ broad sides.
Six miles from Urfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey, Klaus Schmidt has made one of the most startling archaeological discoveries of our time: massive carved stones about 11,000 years old, crafted and arranged by prehistoric people who had not yet developed metal tools or even pottery.
The megaliths predate Stonehenge by some 6,000 years. Thirty minutes later, the van reaches the foot of a grassy hill and parks next to strands of barbed wire.
Scientists say that back then humans hadn’t even discovered pottery or domesticated wheat.
They lived in villages, had no agriculture and only relied on hunting to survive.
Powerful evidence suggests that this underground complex existed ever before even the Pyramid Age, and might well reflect an African origin to the roots of ancient Egyptian religion.