from Megalithic Website
Ancient Temple in South Eastern Turkey, in Province of Sanliurfa
on the Harran plain towards Syria near one of the Euphrates arms.
Ancient Late Pre Pottery Neolithic B temple site, apparently dating to 9,000 BCE
and apparently abandoned when the water supply dried up.
The site would predate that of Jericho.
Only Flintstone and bone tools have been found as ceramics hadn't been invented yet.
Excavated between 1995 and 2005 by Dr. Klaus Schmidt of the Deutsches Archäologische Institut.
The workmanship is much better than that
of significantly more recent archaeological sites. One is reminded,
to some extent of the
temples in Malta, which were built 5,000 years
later. Some of the artifacts and at least one pillar were taken to
the museum in Sanliurfa.
The central Pillar of Segment D of Göbekli Tepe has clearly recognizable engravings
representing arms of an anthropomorphic character.
There is also an "H" symbol in the corner.
There are 5 more, usually smaller such pillared areas on this site, many of the pillars having elaborate carvings.
Göbekli Tepe is apparently a Pre Pottery Neolithic Temple
dating back to about 9,000 BCE near