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So there are three types of relief carvings at Göbekli Tepe.
The 3D high-relief, the shallow reliefs of animals, ‘H’s, and the humanoid arms and belts, plus a rougher style that occurs on the later levels, although incredibly, this still dates to around 8,000 years old.
A year later, excavations began, although the general public did not hear about it until the year 2000, when it was documented in a German magazine.
What strikes people when they visit this site is the intricacy of the stonework, the size of the megalithic pillars, and the sheer magnitude of the man-made hill it was carefully covered with.
He also discovered some broken fragments of beautifully crafted T-shaped blocks with relief carvings on.
However, due to the superior quality of the stonework, they were classified as Byzantium artifacts (1) .
There are finely carved rims and shaping that reminded me of Tiwanaku in Bolivia.
The largest limestone pillar is still in the nearby quarry, that is a staggering 24ft long.
Most impressive is a strange creature in three dimensional high-relief showing beautiful craftsmanship and originality (for that period).
At 6,500 years older than Stonehenge and 7,000 years before the pyramids were constructed, a cult megalithic complex sat atop the hills near current day Sanliurfa, in southeast Turkey.
Göbekli Tepe was flourishing an astonishing 12,000 – 14,000 years ago, and today, the preserved remains still exhibits high degrees of sophistication and megalithic engineering skill.
And with so many similarities to sites in Peru and Bolivia, there was only one thing to do.
Fortunately, I was co-organising a Megalithomania trip to Peru and Bolivia in November 2013 with David Hatcher Childress and Brien Foerster.