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Turkish Stonehenge: Gobekli Tepe [Kindle Edition]

Joe Plegge
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Book Description

Turkish Stonehenge: Gobekli Tepe reveals the secrets of our ancestors and forces scientists to rethink the beginnings of astronomy and civilization. It tells the story of how celestial knowledge was kept alive and fills in the gap between cave paintings and the Sumerian culture. Gobekli Tepe is the Turkish Stonehenge. Gobekli Tepe, in southeast Turkey, is currently being excavated by Prof. Dr. Klaus Schmidt, in association with the German Archaeological Institute, officials from the Turkish Government, and the Sanliurfa Museum. This 12,000 year old site includes numerous circular structures made from limestone pillars with bas-relief carvings. While researching the dig site, Joe Plegge discovered that at least one of the stone circles was designed specifically to track equinoxes and solstices. He reveals the origins of the people who built the stone circles and where they learned to carve stone. He describes how solar observations were monitored at Gobekli Tepe and at Stonehenge 7,000 years later. Finally, he offers the proof that the descendants of the builders of Gobekli Tepe migrated throughout Europe and settled in England thousands of years before Stonehenge was built. There are 51 illustrations including color photos, maps, and drawings.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1816 KB
  • Print Length: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Plegge Enterprises; First Edition edition (November 16, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #336,458 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting little book December 7, 2012
By Freddy
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Good little book on an amazing archeological site that, so far, has received very little attention from the media. Short and concise, this book takes no time to read and brings the reader pretty much up to date on what can be said about Gobekli Tepe so far. Hopefully, there will be more information forthcoming on this topic soon.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Early reporting on an Important Archaeological Site December 5, 2013
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This is a straighforward reporting of a remarkable archaeological find in southern Turkey, It's an important book, but rather preliminary in it's analysis. The photographs are adequate for this publication of archeological find, but later books, after more of the site is unearthed and examined will rewrite our understanding of the beginnings of civilization.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Liked This Book March 5, 2013
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Recently I heard about Gobekli Tepe for the first time. The subject interested me
and I went looking for a book on Amazon that would give me more information.
I picked the right book. This was a good read with all the additional information I
was looking for. Its a fairly easy read and keeps your attention.I recommend this book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Generally, the material is restatements of work done by others, and conjecture with unsubstantiated hypotheses aimed at sensationalism that disagrees with the work of the archaeologists who actually have worked on this site. This isn't scholarly work.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Turkish Stonehenge: Gobekli Tepe January 22, 2013
By toph
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Worth the money. Get this book if you would like to read about who or what was here more than 8,000 years ago, that could put such monolithic monuments up with staggering precision.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An eye opener May 10, 2013
By shumack
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This book has opened my eyes to the wonder and intelligence of ancient man. I bought this book after reading a short account of Gobekli Tepe and was not disappointed. This is the true secret history of mankind. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in humanity and history. This is the beginning of a wondrous journey into our ancient past.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Introduction to a mystery May 5, 2014
By Ghost
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The site itself is still relatively new as far as research. What they do have is devastating to the accepted timelines and puts twists into the mainstream/accepted theories of early civilization. The book itself is a little light except that it introduces you to the studies that have been done which have given rise to questions, all of which if made change the timeline. Years ago when they found "Autzi" they had one concept going in, and after years of study he changed the timelines on many levels. This site is like finding a 747 in the pyramids. Throughout the book there is a constant challenging as to why a site that is clearly over 12,000 years old exists, much less with alleged solar/lunar alignments, stones weighing between 20-50 tons, with carvings of animals in a style that is almost impossible to do today. It is an intro to this site, it is balanced and does not mention 'ancient aliens'. It does make you wonder though as to what really happened around 10,000 bc.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gobekli Tepe August 29, 2013
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Excellent overview of the oldest temple known in the world. Excavation is still in progress so there is more to come. Recommended for those interested in ancient history and archaeology.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars simepop
The pics & diagrams are excellent, the writing somewhat dry & somewhat boring. What bothered me the most was the author's total devotion to standard archeological theories. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for ancient history lovers
I learned of Gobekli Tepe about a year ago, not long after reading several of Sitchin's books about the Sumerians which raised many questions about how the presumed first... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Robert G. Peterson
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful and Accurate Guide to the Site With Questionable Far Reaching...
We took this book with us on a visit to Gobekli Tepe in October 2014 and found it very useful at the site. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Nick
3.0 out of 5 stars Shaking the Halls
A very brief work concerning a study that defies a succinct explanation. I appreciated the factual elements and consider this book worth the read. Read more
Published 6 months ago by D. L. Childress
3.0 out of 5 stars if You're Interested in The Ancient Alien Theory - This Book Does Not...
In my opinion the best chapter is the comparison of Gobekli Tepe with Stonhenge. If you are interested in the connection of this site being a celestial observatory and what... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Robert Cunningham
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Little Primer
Commendable effort by someone who is more or less unequipped to tackle the magnitude which is Gobekli Tepe. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Leevo
5.0 out of 5 stars a beautiful work of art
Gobekli Tepe will change your archaeological time line and move it back thousands of years. The oldest structure of limestone pillars erected by humans is 12,000 years old and... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Pontoon44
4.0 out of 5 stars Basic Nuts and Bolts
This discovery is still being unfolded and there is going to be speculation for now. This book gives the structure and basics in a very short format, no hype and very little... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Oldman Oscar
2.0 out of 5 stars A Short Digest
Fascinating archaeological dig that deserves more in-depth research before coming out with a book. The author's attempt seemed shallow, short, and too opinionated.
Published 13 months ago by wokman
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Kindle Presentation
I enjoyed the many illustrations and figures that help the reader picture the site and its function. Read more
Published 16 months ago by LE
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