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Göbekli Tepe - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Göbekli Tepe - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Anthropology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Birth of Religion: We used to think agriculture gave rise to cities and later to writing, art, and religion. Now the world’s oldest temple suggests the urge to worship sparked civilization.
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12,000 Years Old Ancient Temple Structure - Göbekli Tepe , Turkey -

Göbekli Tepe—the name in Turkish for "potbelly hill"—lays art and religion squarely at the start of that journey. After a dozen years of patient work, Schmidt has uncovered what he thinks is definitive proof that a huge ceremonial site flourished here, a "Rome of the Ice Age," as he puts it,
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