5 amazing things about Göbekli Tepe – world’s oldest known manmade structure:

  1. Göbekli Tepe is dated to 10,000 BCE – that’s 6,000 years older than Stonehenge.
  2. The circular temples at Göbekli Tepe are as wide as 65 feet across with limestone pillars up to 16 feet tall.
  3. Göbekli Tepe was not just abandoned to decay into ruins – it was deliberately buried around 8,000 BCE.
  4. Göbekli Tepe was built with limestone columns quarried and carved entirely with stone tools in a time before even the oldest known pottery was made.
  5. To date, only 5% of Göbekli Tepe has been excavated. According to archaeologist Klaus Schidt, 50 years of digging would only be a start on uncovering the entire 22 acre site.

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3 thoughts on “5 amazing things about Göbekli Tepe – world’s oldest known manmade structure:

  1. milton

    is this site open to public viewing.

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