Arther & Ayse’s Gobeklitepe Adventure 011/014

Continued from… Arther & Ayse’s Gobeklitepe Adventure 007/010

Arther & Ayse’s Gobeklitepe Adventure 007/010


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Ayşe continued to explain with the story of how a farmer’s plough had broken on a hard stone poking up from the soil.

“I wonder,” interjected Arther, “if the farmer had been using a Schauberger bio-plough, would it would still have broken?”

Arther was off on a thought tangent, though the bio-spiral plough was designed to duplicate the technique of the mole and perhaps it might have been a more robust structure. What a fascinating man Viktor Schauberegr was

…. anyway, the stone that broke the plough turned out to be more interesting than just another big stone.

This was c.1963, the year J. F. Kennedy left us while Ned joined us and the year the Göbeklitepe site was first noted in a survey conducted by İstanbul University and the University of Chicago.


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Following his work at Turkish site Nevalı Çori, in 1994 German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt decided to investigate the 1963 Chicago survey and Göbeklitepe site. He began excavating.

When in 1991 Professor Robert M. Schoch suggested water erosion on the Sphinx at Giza indicated earlier Egyptian civilisation than the accepted 5,000 years, critics asked for proof anywhere in the world of earlier sophistication.

In 1992 Dr. Mark Lehner challenged Schoch to give any example on earth whereby hunter gatherers had constructed sites of massive, monumental stonework. About 1995 Schmidt began unearthing huge T-shaped pillars.

Egyptologist John Anthony West states that Göbeklitepe, dated 11,600 years old, is that smoking gun example. This megalithic site near the city of Şanlıurfa on the Turkish-Syrian border may have implications for ancient sites worldwide.



Arther & Ayse’s Gobeklitepe Adventure on Tap Blog. A spontaneous social media story experiment originally tested on FakeBook 19 November 2017. Gobeklitepe is an ancient megalith site on the Turkish-Syrian border said to be at least 11,600 years old. Is it just a bunch of old stones stood in Turkish soil or a game changer for a myriad of reasons? This story aims to explore the possible implications and touch upon issues and subject matter posted about on Tap Blog.

Continued at… Arther & Ayse’s Gobeklitepe Adventure 015/018

Arther & Ayse’s Gobeklitepe Adventure 015/018


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