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Göbekli Tepe: Enoch’s ‘Art of Building’ Hidden in the Bowels of the Earth

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Göbekli Tepe: Enoch’s ‘Art of Building’ Hidden in the Bowels of the Earth

From its initial discovery in 1994, ancient Anatolia's Göbekli Tepe has closely guarded a mysterious secret. Although the secret has been scrutinized and probed in great detail, the answer still remains elusive. Could it relate to Enoch’s stone records hidden in the bowels of the earth? Almost 12,000 years ago a previously unknown but sophisticated people accomplished what was considered to be, for their time at least, a seemingly impossible feat of megalithic construction. That much is now firmly established and answers the "when, where, and who" questions most journalists ask. Given the fact that archaeologists have discovered the nearby quarry where the intriguing pillars of Göbekli Tepe were hewn out of the limestone bedrock, as well as thousands of flint and obsidian tools used to carve the great stones, the "how" question is addressed as well.

Panorama of Şanlıurfa ( Alen Ištoković / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Panorama of Şanlıurfa ( Alen Ištoković / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Why Did They Build Göbekli Tepe?

That leaves "why?" That is the closely guarded mysterious secret. The structures found on Potbelly Hill, a short half-hour drive northeast of Turkey's Şanlıurfa airport, defy any attempt at easy solutions. They are much too large, massive, and intricately decorated for simple dwellings. They were constructed before the Agricultural Revolution and the invention of pottery, at a time when the human race was previously thought to be too primitive, too few in number, and too busy with day-to-day subsistence for such a labor-intensive endeavor. So, the question hangs heavy over the whole discovery: “Why did they do it?”


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