Showing posts with label ancient turkey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ancient turkey. Show all posts

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Göbekli Tepe IS HUGE! Geophysics shows 200 Pillars & 20 Enclosures!

Gobekli Tepe is the flagship archaeological site of Turkey, the incredible Pre-Pottery Neolithic complex with origins dating back to at least 11,500 years ago. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018, experts estimate that only 5% of this enormous complex has been excavated.

Within that 5% we already have a plethora of finds that have effectively re-written the history books. We have enormous T-shaped pillars, some of which are anthropomorphic, and some intricately carved with beautiful reliefs, engravings and 3-dimensional portrayals of animals, patterns and other iconography from the remote past.

Every new discovery gives us a new piece of information, sometimes critical, regarding how we view the people of Ancient Anatolia in Pre-Pottery Neolithic times. We have learned so much since excavations first began 26 years ago.

But what is left to excavate at Gobekli Tepe? How do we know only 5% of this archaeological complex has been excavated? Just how big is Gobekli Tepe?

Watch the video to learn more and to see the geophysical results, which provide evidence that Gobekli Tepe has around 20 enclosures and 200 T-Shaped pillars and many of which are still buried below ground.



Karahan Tepe EXCLUSIVE: New Discoveries & Drone Footage from December 2021

Early in December 2021, I was sent around 12 to 15 minutes of raw video footage by friend of the channel ‘Dakota of Earth’. The footage is brand new, taken on location, both on the ground and with a drone at the incredible Pre-Pottery Neolithic site of Karahan Tepe, one of the 12 Tas Tepeler sites of Ancient Turkey.

He has given this footage to me exclusively as we look around the newly excavated parts of the site and there are things I have never seen before, including an anthropomorphic pillar with two arms but with 8 fingers on each hand.

There are leopard reliefs and carvings, but with amazing texture and you’ll see things in this video you can’t see anywhere else.

Watch the first video now to learn all about the amazing 11,000-year-old of Karahan Tepe and see it like never before.




The second video is incredible and rare drone footage, recorded in December 2021. To date, only a small percentage of Karahan Tepe has been excavated to date and there is so much more to come. It has many similarities but also many clear differences to its sister site of Gobekli Tepe and you won't see new footage like this anywhere else on the internet.

In this video there is no audio commentary from me, just captions at intervals to talk you through what exactly you are looking at, a site that, in my opinion, could well prove to be one of the most important archaeological complexes ever discovered.