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1. Posted by apricot44 (Inactive 1 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

'you know that Gobeklitepe.Gobeklitepenin, which is on the world cultural heritage list today, is the oldest temple in the world built in 9600 B.C

2. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 657 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Yes, there is a very nice article about it in "New Scientist" you can find if you search the temple name as Göbekli Temple. Fascinating . . .

3. Posted by natnatroswell22 (Inactive 36 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Wow. it looks like a battle arena of a videogame XD anyways, thanks for sharing this. it's interesting.

4. Posted by Stefmuts (Budding Member 90 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I would like to visit the south-east of Turkey some time, will put this one on my to see list

5. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2027 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I haven't been here. I remember something I read about giant skeletons found in this same area. At least I think it is the same area. Sounds like an interesting place for lot of reasons.

6. Posted by natnatroswell22 (Inactive 36 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

I haven't been here. I remember something I read about giant skeletons found in this same area. At least I think it is the same area. Sounds like an interesting place for lot of reasons.

Woah! really? That'd be so amazing. Can you share the article?

7. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 346 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Are you thinking of the unusually tall & strong skeletons found in China last year? Not 'giants' at all....that's just media hype.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/skeletons-china-giants-5000-year-old-archaeologists-discovered-jiaojia-jinan-shandong-a7824326.html

There were of course some extremely tall people ('giants') in the past, just as they are now..... but please don't believe the inaccurate, misreported and/or sheer fantasy stuff about 'giant skeletons' and suchlike that is too often promulgated on non-archaeological sites. This Snopes article makes interesting reading:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/creation-schism/

as is this one from National Geographic:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/12/skeleton-giant-photo-hoax/

:-)

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Jul-2018, at 00:36 by leics2 ]

8. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2027 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I personally wouldn't trust Snopes to verify if it is noontime or midnight outside! But that is just an opinion.

This is an interesting part of the world!

9. Posted by BrijView (Budding Member 4 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is the world's oldest temple.

10. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 346 posts) 5w 1 Star this if you like it!

>The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is the world's oldest temple.

I'm afraid that isn't the case.

The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut (Djeser-Djeseru) is part of a mortuary complex (Deir el-Bahari) which contains other, older, temples. It is thought that the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep ll is the oldest structure on site but that only dates from the 15th century BCE, which is about 3500 years ago.

The first monument at Stonehenge, UK was built around 5000 years ago and the iconic stone circle is around 4500 years old:

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history/

The wonderful Ġgantija temples on Gozo date back 5000+ years:

http://heritagemalta.org/museums-sites/ggantija-temples/

Gobekli Tepe in Turkey is thought to be the oldest temple so far discovered, dating back at least 11000 years.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/gobekli-tepe-the-worlds-first-temple-83613665/

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Jul-2018, at 05:46 by leics2 ]