Archaeological discovery points to Garden of Eden'
Monday, March 9, 2009
Archaeologists in the Kurdish part of Turkey, near the border with Syria and Iraq, remains of a previously unknown civilization found, they say, possibly originating in the first people on earth, founded immediately after the expulsion from the Garden of Eden.
It was in 1994 that a simple shepherd in the hills of eastern Turkey between the grass a special stone found. He wiped away some sand and saw that the stone was modified and a large piece stuck in the ground. He looked on, kicked here and there in the ground and saw that, at regular intervals, more such stones found.
He has even scratched behind the ear, blew his dog and drove the sheep together on the way home, the village where he lived. Since he thought that perhaps the rocks could be important and he told someone in the village about it.
Important, they were sure. The simple shepherd in eastern Turkey had made a discovery which archaeologists now 15 years and, in archaeological circles now generally referred to as the most important archaeological discovery ever mentioned. The excavation is barely known to the public - there is also very little published - but archaeologists even better. It is' revolutionary ', because through this we find much more in human history than ever before. We say some archaeologists to the door of the Garden of Eden. They believe that the civilization in eastern Turkey in the light has come, literally the work of the first people on earth, only recently from the Garden of Eden out.
A few weeks after the discovery of the buried stones by the shepherd, the message reached the curator of a museum in the ancient city of Sanliurfa, near the site. He immediately saw the importance of the find and warned the German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul, which he had good contacts. That sent the archaeologist Klaus Schmidt to Gobekli Tepe, as the reference name. "Once I came and I saw the stone and the area to cast a quick research, I knew that I had found something special and that I here the rest of my life would bring," Schmidt said later.
What Schmidt the last fifteen years has brought to the surface is not wrong. Archaeologists worldwide are in agreement (and that alone is very!) That Gobleki Tepe a special significance and is probably the most important reference on Earth.
"Gobleki Tepe changes everything," says Professor Ian Hodder of Stanford University. Prof.. David Lewis-Williams of the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, says: "Gobleki Tepe is by far the most important reference on Earth." Prof. Steve Mithen of Reading University Gobleki Tepe called "unlikely". He says: "The reference is very close to everything to understand the huge impact and to understand."
What's so special about a few rocks in eastern Turkey? It found only a very small piece of rock visible, but after excavation were huge stones worked out in which various people had made. Secondly, the area is incredibly high and only a relatively small portion exposed. No one knows what the earth is still more hidden, but from geomagnetic research shows that the complex is still much greater than what has come out. And thirdly, foundations of buildings were found, remains of utensils and even human remains, including bones where blood remains to be found.
The performances on the stones to speak the most to the imagination. There are hoses, which in some cases fighting with people. Furthermore, lions, fish and representations of the hunt. There are clear human image. People with arms and legs. The form in which the stones are set up is reminiscent of an ancient temple or a ritual site, as we know of the stone circles at various locations in Western Europe.
That is already very Gobleki Tepe, but the site so unique is the estimated age. Gobleki Tepe turn everything on that field ever found. And not a few years, but with dozens of centuries. The modern dating methods means that Gobleki Tepe possible about nine thousand years old. This means that the site was put into use 7,000 years before the beginning of our era. By comparison, Stonehenge dates back to 3000 BC and the pyramids of Giza in 2500 BC.
Gobleki Tepe is by far the oldest human settlement 'that is ever found. Archaeologists believe now that this all started. " It targets them not human presence on earth (as they have completely different ideas), but the fact that people here as possible for the first time began to settle. Either they a nomadic existence, focusing on hunting to an agricultural existence switched. Archaeologists think that this is due to the large temple complex in Gobleki Tepe. There has been, over time many people that have all had to be fed, that the need arose to grow food instead of hunting.
Tepe Gobleki leads us directly back to the early days of human civilization. Archaeologist Klaus Schmidt has a "theo straw" - which he increasingly fellow archaeologists supported - that shows that the first people on earth, from the Garden of Eden were displaced, including direct contact with God and lost a temple comlex built, sacrifices they made in an attempt God favorable to him and get in touch.
According to this reasoning, the Garden of Eden near Gobleki Tepe located must have. From Genesis suggests that Eden was west of Assyria. That is exactly the area where Gobleki Tepe lies. According to the Bible flowed four rivers by the Court, including the Euphrates and Tigris. Gobleki Tepe is located exactly between the two rivers. In ancient Assyrian texts talk about a 'Beth Eden (a House of Eden). That was a small kingdom, which has been identified as at about 50 kilometers from Gobleki Tepe was. And in 2 Kings 19:12 refers to "the inhabitants of Eden" in Telassar (also known as Tel-Chasar) would attend. Telassar is a city in northern Syria, not far from Gobleki Tepe. The word 'Eden' is closely linked to this region.
"But", warns archaeologist Klaus Schmidt, "Gobleki Tepe is not the same as the Garden of Eden. You would be a "temple of Eden 'to call, built by the first generations of people after the expulsion from Eden."
(The pictures show from top to bottom, the archaeologist Klaus Schmidt, a few stone pillars Gobleki Tepe, an overview of the excavation, and the shepherd who made the discovery and regularly look at the excavations will take.)