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This is absolutely fascinating to me (re: Gobekli Tepe)

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4 years ago#1
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/gobekli-tepe/mann-text

The idea that religion may have been the impetus for civilization is very intriguing.
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4 years ago#2
Keeps telling me "Server not found" :(
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4 years ago#3
Amazingly, the temple's builders were able to cut, shape, and transport 16-ton stones hundreds of feet despite having no wheels

You'd think a civilization would have wheels before doing all of that. C'mon, guys, priorities.
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4 years ago#4
the site is vaguely reminiscent of Stonehenge, except that Göbekli Tepe was built much earlier and is made not from roughly hewn blocks but from cleanly carved limestone pillars splashed with bas-reliefs of animals—a cavalcade of gazelles, snakes, foxes, scorpions, and ferocious wild boars.
Translation? **** yo monument, England.
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4 years ago#5

From: OrangeWizard | #003
Amazingly, the temple's builders were able to cut, shape, and transport 16-ton stones hundreds of feet despite having no wheels

You'd think a civilization would have wheels before doing all of that. C'mon, guys, priorities.


In a way.. yeah. Makes me really wonder what early man did before that whole "jesus" thing.
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4 years ago#6
Google cache of the original url for those of you who are still getting the error (scroll down to get to the article):

http://tinyurl.com/3ttf9zc
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