In that year, the site was noted during an archaeological survey of the region directed by Maurits N.
The authors are engineers Martin B. They interpreted the carvings as astronomical symbols and tracked their positions to star patterns. The computer software they used dated the swarm of comet fragments to around BC.
Position of the sun and stars in the BC summer solstice.
Alistair Coombs The memory of this event apparently lived on for millennia, suggesting just how devastating and cataclysmic it was. The researchers indicated the images on the Vulture Stone comprised a sort of record of the catastrophe.
They said the nearby carving of a man without a head could have been a symbol of widespread death. Alistair Coombs They also say the symbols on the pillar show that the people who carved it were tracking long-term changes in the rotational axis of the Earth in an early form of writing.
Each of 20 structures in the complex consists of a ring of walls surrounding two T-shaped monumental pillars between 3 meters 9 feet and 6 meters 19 feet high and weigh between 40 and 60 tons.
The Forgotten Stones of Karahan Tepe, Turkey Inthis Vulture Stone pillar was announced as possibly the oldest known pictograph on an obelisk in the world. A pictograph is an image that conveys meaning through its resemblance to a physical object.
These images are most commonly found in pictographic writing, such as hieroglyphics or other characters used by ancient Sumerian and Chinese civilizations. Some non-literate cultures in parts of Africa, South America, and Oceania still use them. There are various figures like cranes and scorpions around this figure.
This is the portrayal of a moment; it could be the first example of pictograph. They are not random figures. We see this type of thing portrayal on the walls in 6, B.
Alistair Coombs Artistic representation of a comet or meteor heading towards Earth.Andrew Collins (Pic credit: Shane van Troxel) Andrew Collins was born on January 25, , in Bedford, England. He is a science and history writer, and the author of books . The Vulture Stone of Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Pictogram?
An article in the archeology section of the Hürriet Daily News published in July of this year announced the world’s earliest pictogram had been discovered at . Disclaimer: All images were originally found in either public domain, were created by readers of Crystalinks, or were created by the author and are protected under US copyright.
We already know that Gobekli Tepe was not alone (for example the so far largely unexcavated site of Karahan Tepe, discussed in my new book Magicians of the Gods). Göbekli Tepe (pronounced [ɟøbekˈli teˈpe]), Turkish for "Potbelly Hill", is an archaeological site in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, approximately 12 km (7 mi) northeast of the city of benjaminpohle.com tell has a height of 15 m (49 ft) and is about m ( ft) in diameter.
It is approximately m (2, ft) above sea level. The Mystery of Gobekli Tepe.
June 27, Melissa 23 comments. agriculture and metal tools built an enormous complex of multi-ton stone pillars called Gobekli Tepe (Potbelly Hill) in a region in modern day Turkey. a period that predates the introduction of writing, metal tools and the wheel in the region by 6, years.