Gobekli Tepe: Is it the Garden of Eden?

On a summer day in 1994, a Kurdish shepherd stumbled upon a strange stone in the rolling plains of Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. Little did he know then that he had just made what could be the greatest archaeological discovery ever: the possible site of the Garden of Eden.

Carbon-dating shows that the complex is at least 12,000 years old, maybe even 13,000 years old. That means it was built around 10,000BC. By comparison, Stonehenge was built in 3,000 BC and the pyramids of Giza in 2,500 BC.

Gobekli is thus the oldest such site in the world, by a mind-numbing margin. It is so old that it predates settled human life. It is pre-pottery, pre-writing, pre-everything. Gobekli hails from a part of human history that is unimaginably distant, right back in our hunter-gatherer past. [...]

Over glasses of black tea, served in tents right next to the megaliths, Klaus Schmidt told me that, in his opinion, this very spot was once the site of the biblical Garden of Eden. More specifically, as he put it: 'Gobekli Tepe is a temple in Eden.'

Tom Cox of the Mail Online has more on this fascinating story: Link

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Interesting to me is that this story hasn't gotten more play. I regularly read the larger news sources and only when I go off the beaten path do I see things like this. Fascination with pyramids and stone henge could be turned to this location. Thanks for posting this. (Oh, on the other thread here, a parallel to the myth of Eden, and the origins of that myth. I don't blame anyone for trying to 'make news' to promote knowledge. How many people are looking at the Bible more critically since Dan Brown's fiction?)
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There are still a number of problems with the accuracy of Carbon Dating, that would be my first area to question.
Second, what has this site to do with Christianity, and how was this determined?
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ah yes stray... good point , and a lot of other biblical events can be explained nowadays because we know so much more about the planet we live on .
and therein lies the problem ..2000 years ago , they didnt know anything and religion and gods were used to explain things that people couldnt understand . And as such are a relic of older times , and have absolutely no place in a modern society .
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