Göbekli Tepe

the worlds oldest temple

10th millennium BCE

 

 

 

Turkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
National Geographic:  Gobekli Tepe

 

 
 
The Worlds Oldest Temple:  Göbekli Tepe

 

 
 
Gobekli Tepe:
The latest mind blowing archaeological discoveries

 

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Klaus Schmidt: "Le premier temple : Göbekli Tepe", CNRS Editions, 2015; original in French.

Le livre de référence sur le premier temple bâti par l’homme.Göbekli Tepe marque un tournant dans l’histoire de l’humanité. Au nord du croissant fertile, au sud-est de la Turquie, il y a 12 000 ans, les hommes ont élevé un sanctuaire monumental à l’architecture extraordinaire. Ils y ont dressé des dizaines de piliers d'un seul bloc. Sur ces pierres colossales de forme humaine, ils ont gravé un bestiaire inédit, mêlant divinités, fauves, serpents et autres monstres. Ces monuments sont la première preuve des établissements humains et marquent la transition entre chasseurs-cueilleurs aux agriculteurs sédentaires. Avec Jéricho et Çatal Höyük, Göbekli constitue l’un des jalons fondamentaux de l’histoire de l’humanité.

Klaus Schmidt, l’archéologue qui a découvert et fouillé le site depuis les années 1990, en raconte l’histoire fascinante. Dans une langue claire et précise, il rend accessible au plus grand nombre l’une des découvertes les plus importantes des trente dernières années.

 

 

Karl W. Luckert: "Stone Age Religion at Goebekli Tepe", Triplehood, 2013; English text.

Excavation of Goebekli Tepe has revealed the hitherto unknown religion of the "Neolithic Revolution." Almost twelve millennia ago the cult was established, at the northern end of the Fertile Crescent, by priests who were hunter-shamans, miners of flint and weapon-makers. Progress in weapon manufacture resulted in overhunting, a temporary surplus of meat, too many human hunters, and a decline in prey animal populations. Shortages of prey animals elicited a priestly cult that specialized in the regeneration of life. Priestly minds rationalized taking control of plants and animals and thereby encouraged domestication--which led to "hyper-domestication," or, what evolved as our history of civilization and our history of religions.

 

 

 

 

 
Göbekli Tepe: la culla degli dei, in Turchia.
Il tempio più antico del mondo - National Geographic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Even the longest journey begins with a first step! Systemic Habitats is online since the 18th of May 2012. This website was created to publish online my ebook "Towards another habitat" on the contemporary architecture and urbanism. Later many other contents were added. For their direct or indirect contribution to its realisation, we would like to thank: Roberto Vacca, Marco Pizzuti, Fiorenzo and Raffaella Zampieri, Antonella Todeschini, All the Amici di Marco Todeschini, Ecaterina Bagrin, Stefania Ciocchetti, Marcello Leonardi, Joseph Davidovits, Frédéric Davidovits, Rossella Sinisi, Pasquale Cascella, Carlo Cesana, Filippo Schiavetti Arcangeli, Laura Pane, Antonio Montemiglio, Patrizia Piras, Bruno Nicola Rapisarda, Ruberto Ruberti, Marco Cicconcelli, Ezio Prato, Sveva Labriola, Rosario Francalanza, Giacinto Sabellotti, All the Amici di Gigi, Ruth and Ricky Meghiddo, Natalie Edwards, Rafael Schmitd, Nicola Romano, Sergio Bianchi, Cesare Rocchi, Henri Bertand, Philippe Salgarolo, Paolo Piva, Norbert Trenkle, Gaetano Giuseppe Magro, Carlo Blangiforti, Mario Ludovico, Riccardo Viola, Giulio Peruzzi, Ahmed Elgazzar, and last but not least the kind Staff of 1&1. M.L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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