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DESIGNING GÖBEKLI TEPE

Does New Research Prove Planning?

Since its discovery in 1994, by German Archaeologist Klaus Schmidt, the vast and mysterious ruins in southeastern Turkey, known as Göbekli Tepe, have posed enormous, and virtually unanswerable questions for mainstream archaeology. Dating to long before its final burial, 11 to 12 thousand years ago, the obviously sophisticated structures of Göbekli Tepe are older—by more than four thousand years—than the commonly accepted age of Stonehenge or the Great Pyramid. In other words, it completely overthrows conventional notions of prehistory—that humans of that period were primitive hunter-gatherers, and nothing more. And, the problems for the standard academic paradigm are not going away. Incredibly, a new study shows that the site was designed in advance, something considered impossible for any hunter-gatherer society.

Israeli archaeologists Gil Haklay and Avi Gopher of Tel Aviv University have established that aligning the centers of the three oldest enclosures (‘B’, ‘C’, & ‘D’) at Göbekli Tepe is a large equilateral triangle (over 65 feet on a side). The clear implication is that all three circular structures were planned–and maybe built–at the same time, thousands of years before the conventionally accepted invention of writing or the wheel. Such an enormous structure, would have required hundreds—if not thousands—of well organized workers. Entitled “Geometry and Architectural Planning at Göbekli Tepe, Turkey,” the new study was published in January, 2020, in The Cambridge Archaeological Journal. Göbekli Tepe’s builders, the authors suggest, must have been guided by some understanding of geometric principles and were capable of applying them to their construction plans. (https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/cambridge-archaeological-journal/article/geometry-and-architectural-planning-at-gobekli-tepe-turkey/2CBAF416E33AFE6496B73710A2F42FF9)

In an April edition of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, reporter Ariel David commented that “Based on the assumption that such a massive construction project would have been beyond the capacities of the small, non-sedentary groups that usually comprise hunter-gatherer societies, most scholars have assumed that all the circles at Göbekli Tepe had to have been built gradually over a long period of time.” The new evidence of advanced uniform planning clearly contradicts that assumption, but it is not the first such evidence to come to light.

 In his 2014 book, Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods, British writer Andrew Collins offers one of the most thorough studies available on the topic (“Göbekli Tepe: The Cosmic Connection,” Atlantis Rising Magazine, see page 6). In addition to advanced planning, Collins claims the site also shows strong evidence of  alignment with the stars. A large ‘sighting stone’ with a carved hole, he believes, directs attention from Enclosure D to the northern sky, pointing specifically to Deneb, the alpha star of the Cygnus constellation, traditionally depicted as a swan, or some kind of bird. Indeed, one of the pillars in enclosure D bears the detailed relief carving of a bird, generally thought to be a vulture, next to some kind of sphere.

In 2015 Collins provided still further evidence of great, and entirely unexplained, sophistication at Göbekli Tepe. A tiny artifact—just six centimeters long, two-and-a-half wide, and three-quarters-of-a-millimeter thick—found during routine excavations at Göbekli Tepe, and on display in the Sanliurfa museum, was recognized for its significance by Matthew Smith, a British Telecommunications consultant. Smith pointed out to Collins, that it was a decorated with a representation of twin pillars like those at the center of each of the enclosures and, moreover, noticed, that the design employed a sophisticated three-dimensional perspective technique, not to be invented for another twelve thousand years, when artists of the renaissance, learned how to make their drawn lines converge toward a ‘horizon’ or ‘disappearing point’ in the center of an image, creating the illusion of depth for the observer.

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Lost Civilization in South Africa?

The accepted narrative for pre-historic South Africa makes it home for some of the oldest archaeological and human-fossil sites in the world. Indeed a series of caves in Gauteng Province, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is often called “the Cradle of Humankind.” Sterkfontein cave, for example, is one of the world’s best sources of hominin fossils. Other sites include Swartkrans, Gondolin Cave Kromdraai, Coopers Cave and Malapa.

From about three million years ago on, say the experts, many hominid species lived in South Africa, the first being Australopithecus africanus. Modern humans like us, the story goes, have inhabited Southern Africa for at least 170,000 years.  But some prominent researchers think the conventional story is just the tip of the iceberg.

Author, politician, explorer, musician and founder of the South African Ubuntu political Party, Michael Tellinger claims that stone ruins at Blaauboschkraal, at the center of a network of stone circles, also known as Adam’s Calendar, is a site of astonishing archaeological importance, and the remains of advanced civilization from a full 200,000 years ago (https://books.google.com/books?id=AWInAQAAIAAJ). The ruins, about 100 miles west of port Maputo, remain largely unexplored by orthodox archaeology. The go-to explanation is that the extensive structures found there were created by 16th century settlers who altered the landscape to increase agricultural yields in high-altitude grasslands. The stone rings were probably used as enclosures for cattle, the theory goes.

The area is near several gold mines, reminding some of claims made by the late best-selling writer Zecharia Sitchin who argued that ancient ETs who called themselves the Anunnaki came to Earth in search of gold, as long as 450,000 years ago.

If Tellinger is correct, the find completely overthrows orthodox timelines for the history of civilization. Even Turkey’s Gobekli Tepe in Turkey—12,000 years old, and predating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid by thousands of years—is just a youngster. The area, however, is not the only South African locale challenging conventional timelines for human development.

In their 2008 book Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence, neuroscientists Gary Lynch and Richard Granger, make the case that a now extinct race of hominids near Boskop, South Africa, was smarter than we are—virtual geniuses by comparison—with an average IQ of about 150.

First discovered in 1913 by local farmers, the skull fossils—of which several examples have been found—possessed a cranial capacity about 25 per cent larger than our own, combined with a small child-like face.

In his book The Immense Journey, naturalist Loren Eiseley commented on the Boskops. “It’s all happened already. Back there in the past, ten thousand years ago. The man of the future, with the big brain, the small teeth. He lived in Africa. His brain was bigger than your brain. His face was straight and small, almost a child’s face.”

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The Tragic Saga of Great Zimbabwe

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EXTINCTION EVENT

Cosmic Impact and the Younger Dryas

Evidence published by South African researchers late in 2019 in the journal Palaeontologia Africana offers powerful new support for the once controversial notion that the great megafauna extinction event now called the ‘Younger Dryas,’ was caused by a cosmic impact event (https://phys.org/news/2019-10-hypothesis-asteroid-contributed-mass-extinction.html).

For many years ‘catastrophists,’ such as German scientist/engineer Otto Muck, argued that a cataclysmic episode—perhaps a hit from a large meteor or comet—about 12,000 years ago led to the destruction of an advanced civilization on Earth, while killing off the woolly mammoths, and sending humanity back to the stone age. From the Bible to Plato, innumerable ancient accounts have described immense catastrophes, but, until recently, academic science has rejected the notion that anything like that could have happened on Earth for at least millions of years. But, then, in 2018, the discovery of an enormous crater beneath the Hiawatha glacier in Greenland offered  long-sought evidence of an impact that could have destroyed any civilization, including Atlantis, that might have existed then. According to Plato, the lost continent went down around 12,800 years ago, the same time we now assign to the Younger Dryas event.

At a site called Wonderkrater in the Limpopo Province, north of Pretoria, South Africa, a team, led by Professor Francis Thackeray of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, discovered that samples taken from a 12,800-years-old deposit of peat brought up from the bottom of ‘White pond,’ showed significant anomalous traces—a “spike”—of platinum.

“Our finding at least partially supports the highly controversial Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis (YDIH),” said Thackeray, observing that meteorites are rich in platinum. “We seriously need to explore the view that an asteroid impact somewhere on earth may have caused climate change on a global scale, and contributed to some extent to the process of extinctions of large animals at the end of the Pleistocene, after the last ice age.” In North America, South America, and Europe, many mammals vanished from the fossil record at the time.

Though avoiding any mention of lost civilization, the researchers concede that, in the Younger Dryas, even human populations may have been affected by cosmic impacts, albeit indirectly. In North America, for example, a dramatic termination of the stone tool technology of the Clovis people was noted. The abrupt end of much more sophisticated societies of that time, like Turkey’s Gobekli Tepe, remains a mystery.

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An intensive investigation into the evidence for a forgotten fountainhead of civilization lost at the end of the last ice age

• Reveals evidence of advanced ancient technology, anomalous ancient maps, time travel, crystal science, ancient Armageddon, and Atlantis in the Bible

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• Examines the advanced knowledge of the ancients and how the search for Atlantis and other lost worlds reflects the search for the lost soul of humanity

We live within the ruins of an ancient civilization whose vast size has rendered it invisible. Remembered in myth as Atlantis, Lemuria, or other lost world archetypes, the remains of this advanced civilization have lain buried for millennia beneath the deserts and oceans of the world, leaving us many mysterious and inexplicable clues.

Investigating the perennial myth of a forgotten fountainhead of civilization, J. Douglas Kenyon presents extensive physical and spiritual evidence of a lost great culture, the collective amnesia that wiped it from planetary memory, and the countless ways ancient catastrophes still haunt modern civilization. He explores evidence of advanced ancient technology, anomalous ancient maps, extraterrestrial influence, time travel, crystal science, and the true age of the Sphinx. He examines evidence of Atlantis in the Bible and ancient Armageddon, the Stone Age high-tech found at Gobekli Tepe, the truth of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the Zep Tepi monuments of Egypt, the mysteries of the Gulf of Cambay, and what lies beneath the ice of Antarctica. He looks at extinction events, Earth’s connection with Mars, and how our DNA reveals that humanity has had enough time to evolve civilization and lose it more than once.

Exploring the advanced esoteric and spiritual knowledge of the ancients, Kenyon shows that the search for Atlantis and other lost worlds reflects the search for the lost soul of humanity. Drawing upon Velikovsky’s notion of a species-wide amnesia caused by the trauma of losing an entire civilization, he reveals how the virtual ruins of a lost history are buried deep in our collective unconscious, constantly tugging at our awareness. As Kenyon reveals, by overcoming “the Great Forgetting,” humanity can find its way out of the haunted labyrinth in which we find ourselves lost today and rediscover the heights of spiritual and technological advancement of our ancient ancestors.

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Ghosts of Atlantis

How the Echoes of Lost Civilizations Influence Our Modern World

By J. DOUGLAS KENYON

An intensive investigation into the evidence for a forgotten fountainhead of
civilization lost at the end of the last ice age


• Reveals evidence of advanced ancient technology, anomalous ancient maps, time
travel, crystal science, ancient Armageddon, and Atlantis in the Bible
• Explores the true age of the Sphinx, the Stone Age high-tech found at Gobekli
Tepe, the truth of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the Zep Tepi monuments of Egypt, the
mysteries of the Gulf of Cambay, and what lies beneath the ice of Antarctica
• Examines the advanced knowledge of the ancients and how the search for Atlantis
and other lost worlds reflects the search for the lost soul of humanity



We live within the ruins of an ancient civilization whose vast size has rendered it invisible.
Remembered in myth as Atlantis, Lemuria, or other lost world archetypes, the
remains of this advanced civilization have lain buried for millennia beneath the deserts
and oceans of the world, leaving us many mysterious and inexplicable clues.

Investigating the perennial myth of a forgotten fountainhead of civilization, J. Douglas
Kenyon presents extensive physical and spiritual evidence of a lost great culture, the
collective amnesia that wiped it from planetary memory, and the countless ways ancient
catastrophes still haunt modern civilization. He explores evidence of advanced ancient
technology, anomalous ancient maps, extraterrestrial influence, time travel, crystal science,
and the true age of the Sphinx. He examines evidence of Atlantis in the Bible
and ancient Armageddon, the Stone Age high-tech found at Gobekli Tepe, the truth of
Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the Zep Tepi monuments of Egypt, the mysteries of the Gulf
of Cambay, and what lies beneath the ice of Antarctica. He looks at extinction events,
Earth’s connection with Mars, and how our DNA reveals that humanity has had enough
time to evolve civilization and lose it more than once.

Exploring the advanced esoteric and spiritual knowledge of the ancients, Kenyon
shows that the search for Atlantis and other lost worlds reflects the search for the lost
soul of humanity. Drawing upon Velikovsky’s notion of a species-wide amnesia caused by
the trauma of losing an entire civilization, he reveals how the virtual ruins of a lost history
are buried deep in our collective unconscious, constantly tugging at our awareness.
As Kenyon reveals, by overcoming “the Great Forgetting,” humanity can find its way out
of the haunted labyrinth in which we find ourselves lost today and rediscover the heights
of spiritual and technological advancement of our ancient ancestors.

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For almost a quarter-century, J. Douglas Kenyon was the editor and publisher of
Atlantis Rising magazine. He is the author and editor of several books, including
Forbidden History and Forbidden Science, and the writer, producer, and narrator of several
documentary films, including Technologies of the Gods, Clash of the Geniuses, and
The Atlantis Connection. He lives in Georgia.