The World's First Temple

29/07/2013 06:04

by Sandra Scham
Turkey's 12,000-year-old stone circles were the spiritual center of a nomadic people. At first glance, the fox on the surface of the limestone pillar appears to be a trick of the bright sunlight. But as I move closer to the large, T-shaped megalith, I find it is carved with an improbable menagerie. A bull and a crane join the fox in an animal parade etched across the surface of the pillar, one of dozens erected by early Neolithic people at Göbekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey. [Read more] ...