The Mysterious Gobekli Tepe

Gobekli Tepe (Gobekli: Belly Tepe: Hill) is a site six miles outside of Urfa, Turkey that contains megalith circles. It was uncovered in 1994 by German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt. Since that time, Klaus and his team have uncovered at least seven large stone circles and they suspect that there are many more left under 22 acres of land yet to be excavated. What are these stones doing in this hill overlooking what must have once been a lush valley? Who built them? Why did they build them and when precisely were they built? Most of these questions have only half-answers and educated guesses. And you thought Stonehenge was mysterious. You can read more about it  at http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/12/19/111219fa_fact_batuman and at http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/gobekli-tepe/mann-text

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