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Gobekli Tepe The birdman with the body of twining snakes. "Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.[6] The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life." wikipedia

Gobekli Tepe The birdman with the body of twining snakes. "Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.[6] The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life." wikipedia

Göbekli Tepe- Urfa, Turkey, 9600 BC (11.600 years ago)  The megaliths here predate Stonehenge by 6,000 years. Photo: Erdinç Bakla, 2012.

Göbekli Tepe- Urfa, Turkey, 9600 BC (11.600 years ago) The megaliths here predate Stonehenge by 6,000 years. Photo: Erdinç Bakla, 2012.

NEOLITHIC TEMPLE: Göbekli Tepe ("Potbelly Hill") is an early Neolithic sanctuary located at the top of a mountain ridge in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, northeast of the town of Şanlıurfa (formerly Urfa / Edessa). It includes massive stones carved about 11,000 years ago by people who had not yet developed metal tools or even pottery.

NEOLITHIC TEMPLE: Göbekli Tepe ("Potbelly Hill") is an early Neolithic sanctuary located at the top of a mountain ridge in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, northeast of the town of Şanlıurfa (formerly Urfa / Edessa). It includes massive stones carved about 11,000 years ago by people who had not yet developed metal tools or even pottery.

This rock was also discovered at Gobekli Tepe and shows what has been identified as a tree with a snake, with the figure on the right which could be an eagle.  The association of the snake with the eagle is common and representations of it are known to be prehistoric.

This rock was also discovered at Gobekli Tepe and shows what has been identified as a tree with a snake, with the figure on the right which could be an eagle. The association of the snake with the eagle is common and representations of it are known to be prehistoric.

Enclosure C, Göbekli Tepe, Turkey. Estimated to be 17000 years old from carbon dating which ties it with Puma Punku for oldest archeological sites ever unearthed.

Göbekli Tepe

Enclosure C, Göbekli Tepe, Turkey. Estimated to be 17000 years old from carbon dating which ties it with Puma Punku for oldest archeological sites ever unearthed.

Göbekli Tepe Figurine  ca 12000 - 6000 BC  Figurine found near Göbekli Tepe a hilltop sanctuary erected on the highest point of an elongated mountain ridge some 15 km northeast of the town of Şanlıurfa, in southeastern Turkey and 500 miles away from Istanbul, Turkey. It is the most astonishing archaeological discovery in modern times and also thought to be the oldest advanced civilization on Earth.

Göbekli Tepe Figurine ca 12000 - 6000 BC Figurine found near Göbekli Tepe a hilltop sanctuary erected on the highest point of an elongated mountain ridge some 15 km northeast of the town of Şanlıurfa, in southeastern Turkey and 500 miles away from Istanbul, Turkey. It is the most astonishing archaeological discovery in modern times and also thought to be the oldest advanced civilization on Earth.

Göbekli Tepe ; Şanlıurfa/TURKEY.   The birth of religion. The world's first temple. http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/photos/gobekli-tepe/

Göbekli Tepe ; Şanlıurfa/TURKEY. The birth of religion. The world's first temple. http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/photos/gobekli-tepe/

Gobekli Tepe: Fantastic New Photos Of 11,000 Year Old Temple Complex, The Oldest Known  As there is little or no evidence of habitation, and the animals pictured are mainly predators, the stones may have been intended to stave off evils through some form of magic representation. Alternatively, they could have served as totems.   About 20 of these large oval and circular rooms have been found with diameters of about 30 meters

Gobekli Tepe: Fantastic New Photos Of 11,000 Year Old Temple Complex, The Oldest Known As there is little or no evidence of habitation, and the animals pictured are mainly predators, the stones may have been intended to stave off evils through some form of magic representation. Alternatively, they could have served as totems. About 20 of these large oval and circular rooms have been found with diameters of about 30 meters

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