Göbekli Tepe

Here is an article I wrote for Ancient Encyclopedia on GOBEKLI TEPE which is the oldest man-made place of worship yet discovered, dating back to 10,000 BCE.

“Göbekli Tepe” (“Hill with a Navel”, or “Potbelly Hill”) is found approximately 16 km (10 miles) northeast of Şanlıurfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey once named “Edessa” and known as “the City of the Prophets”. While this nearby city has a rich religious history, just how far back religion stretched in this region was unknown until the discovery of “Göbekli Tepe”

Read the rest of the definition here…

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