Civilised human kind covered the globe for dozens of thousands of years but the history we are taught is from only 6,000 years ago the first civilised people are recorded, Wikipedia says this:
- 6,000 years ago (4000 BC): Civilizations develop in the Mesopotamia/Fertile Crescent region (around the location of modern-day Iraq). Earliest supposed dates for the domestication of the horse and for the domestication of the chicken, invention of the potter’s wheel.
Then in 1994 the archaeologist Klaus Schmidt visited a site which had in fact been discovered earlier and mistakenly labelled as a cemetery in 1963. What he uncovered were fantastic stones circles with stone pillars, some having intricate carvings, this did not shock the world at first then after carbon dating organic material found at the site the results of the carbon dating has now shaken the historical academia to their core! The date of the organic material therefore the existence of the site came back as 10,000 BC! That is to say the sites existence has been confirmed as 10,000 BC but the site development, as there are many stone circles at different levels built on top of each other and over a wide area indicates the site has been continually build upon for possibly thousands of years before 10,000 BC, as more is uncovered new and far older dates are expected.
Enclosure D’s Pillar 43
Each stone circle in GÖBEKLI TEPE have been labelled as an Enclosure and the pillars within are numbered, so enclosure D has a pillar within, amongst others, which is labelled as pillar 43. As you can see there are some lovely carved animals carved into the pillar, you may think these are probably local wildlife but you could not be more wrong!
This particular stone circle and its pillars is dated at, ahem.. drum roll please….. 9600 – 9500 BC! If the date seems familiar it’s because you have already read the article on the Younger Dryas Period, if you have not then this is a must read as it puts all the Ancient Blog series into context
Also the pillar is not a picture of a local Zoo, it is a
Another drum roll please….
… It is a Star Map of the night sky! To go even further it is a representation of a view of the stars one would see in the night sky at a specific date!
Yep, you read that right, according to some researchers, obviously not academia of course because they all deny anything that is so incredible, the creatures represent celestial systems in the night sky.
So here we are as a human species at 9,600 BC and according to our trusted teachers of human history we are at this time in history as thick as planks sitting around a fire grunting UG at each other, except in this quiet hill side where human civilisation has knowledge about star signs (Scorpio for example) and are able to cut, move, raise a 10 Ton stone pillar and then carve a star map which is a time stamp in history with a stone hammer!
Cmon teachers! I am not as stupid as I look:-)
There are some archaeological researchers who does think the date this sky view provides is 9,600 BC and is date stamp of an event worth recording, a cataclysmic event possibly, the same event which wiped out whole civilisations.
Was this particular enclosure a memorial, a time stamp carved into stone to be remembered and retold for later generations, generations such as ours almost 12,000 years later, the researcher concludes this must be a time stamp of human devastation indicated by the headless person seen at the bottom of the pillar.
Is pillar 43 depicting a date when Humans ‘lost their head’ due to almost total devastation and near extinction! There is still lots of discussion on the true understanding of exactly what was going on here at GÖBEKLI TEPE at that time and what were they recording and why!