Continued from… Arther & Ayse’s Gobeklitepe Adventure 011/014
Text p.015 Image p.016
“Wow!” exclaimed Arther, “so, Göbeklitepe is the oldest ancient site in the world?”
“So it seems,” concurred Ayşe.
“So, in a nutshell, the Giza pyramids are said to be about 5,000 years old, the archaeological establishment challenged anyone to offer anywhere older of comparable sophistication and wham bam thank you ma’am, a German called Klaus uncovered Göbeklitepe!”
“In a nutshell, yes.”
“… and this remarkable jewel of archaeological antiquity, this challenge to conventional wisdom, this potential international game changer, is located in Turkey, the country where East meets West.”
“Evet canım – yes my dear.”
“The implications could be enormous.”
“Do the Turks know?” he wondered.
She replied, “The world hardly knows and that probably includes most Turks. Göbeklitepe is completely new to us all, despite being exceedingly old.”
Text p.017 Image p.018
Göbeklitepe: a smokin’ gun game changer!
Arther was hooked, line and sinker: “So let’s go see it, please!”
“Hadi gidelim!” agreed Ayşe, which is Turkish for ‘c’mon, let’s go’!
Having enjoyed their marvellous breakfast, off they whizzed from Milas in the Province of Müğla, in their infinity travel bubbles toward the East, past Antalya, Adana, Gaziantep and toward Şanlıurfa near the Turkish-Syrian border.
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 019/024