A tiny bone plaque in Sanliurfa museum holds the key to the orientation of 11,500 year-old temple complex.
It was found during routine excavations at the 11,500-year-old site of G>bekli Tepe in southeast Turkey, but no one had recognised exactly what the carved lines on the small bone plaque showed. That was until Matthew Smith, a British telecommunications consultant living in Qatar, visited Sanliurfa’s new archaeology museum, which contains a large collection of objects found at the proto-Neolithic site located just 8 miles (13 kilometres) away towards the northeast. He would seem to have recognised something everyone else had missed, and this was that the little plaque – just 6 cm in length, 2.5 cm in width and 3-4 mm in thickness – bore on its upper surface two T-shaped features positioned side by side. The context of the plaque’s discovery, i.e. at Göbekli Tepe, makes it clear these T-shaped etchings are pictorial representations of the T-shaped pillars found in all the key enclosures uncovered so far at the site. Read more
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
First Pictorial Representation of Göbekli Tepe Found
Another clue to the hidden history of the human race has been found - the first pictorial representation of Gobekli Tepe