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    Turkey's Buried City

    I've been very interested lately in ancient civilizations. This won't be new to some but I think it pretty cool to find a city underground that is 8,000 years older the biblical times. Just thought I'd share.

    Evidence of a 12,000 year old civilization - almost 7,000 years older than Mesopotamia's fertile crescent - is unearthed in the Turkish countryside.

    Turkey's Buried City -History Channel


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    I like to get my history information from the Ancient Aliens show too.


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    That's very cool



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    Anybody else creeped out by the lady in the video?


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    Re: Turkey's Buried City

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    I like to get my history information from the Ancient Aliens show too.
    I don't follow the show but this city is really cool. Ancient Aliens is just a TV show, they didn't find or do anything themselves. They just took old books, theories, documents, artifacts, etc and put it on cable. Their so called theory has been a theory for centuries.

    The city found is a time where modern science believed we were throwing stones. This shows there is much more to our history. The city isn't a theory, it's carved in stone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WholeFoods View Post
    I don't follow the show but this city is really cool.

    The city found is a time where modern science believed we were throwing stones. This shows there is much more to our history. The city isn't a theory, it's carved in stone.
    I'd take claims made by that show with a grain of salt. Is there any other sources for the age of that city?

    (I enjoy Ancient Aliens as much as anyone, but their grasp on science is tenuous at best)


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    Re: Turkey's Buried City

    Quote Originally Posted by WholeFoods View Post
    I've been very interested lately in ancient civilizations. This won't be new to some but I think it pretty cool to find a city underground that is 8,000 years older the biblical times. Just thought I'd share.

    Evidence of a 12,000 year old civilization - almost 7,000 years older than Mesopotamia's fertile crescent - is unearthed in the Turkish countryside.

    Turkey's Buried City -History Channel
    How do they know how old it is? Carbon dating on what exactly? The rocks wouldn't have the same age as the city and they said nothing has been found. I'm confused.



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    Anybody else creeped out by the lady in the video?
    I like her bangs.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    I'd take claims made by that show with a grain of salt. Is there any other sources for the age of that city?

    (I enjoy Ancient Aliens as much as anyone, but their grasp on science is tenuous at best)
    They have a few good points sometimes, but most of the things can be explained.



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    Re: Turkey's Buried City

    Quote Originally Posted by WholeFoods View Post
    I've been very interested lately in ancient civilizations. This won't be new to some but I think it pretty cool to find a city underground that is 8,000 years older the biblical times. Just thought I'd share.

    Evidence of a 12,000 year old civilization - almost 7,000 years older than Mesopotamia's fertile crescent - is unearthed in the Turkish countryside.

    Turkey's Buried City -History Channel
    Nice article about it in Smithsonian Magazine:

    Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple? | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine




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    Re: Turkey's Buried City

    Quote Originally Posted by WholeFoods View Post
    I've been very interested lately in ancient civilizations. This won't be new to some but I think it pretty cool to find a city underground that is 8,000 years older the biblical times. Just thought I'd share.

    Evidence of a 12,000 year old civilization - almost 7,000 years older than Mesopotamia's fertile crescent - is unearthed in the Turkish countryside.

    Turkey's Buried City -History Channel

    According to Smithsonian Magazine, Goblekli Tepe has been featured prominently in the German press but has received very little press in the US. Here's an article from National Geographic with some good pictures:

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    Re: Turkey's Buried City

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    How do they know how old it is? Carbon dating on what exactly? The rocks wouldn't have the same age as the city and they said nothing has been found. I'm confused.
    I showed you a 3 minute video clip of a TV show who simply "cuts and pastes" information.

    Read the article provided by another poster much more in-depth. They have done carbon-dating on villages surrounding the site (domesticated grains) that date back to 8500 B.C. At the site itself, they only find wild game and wild grain.. article discusses it deeper.

    The site is really cool isn't it? Doesn't matter to me when it was built, it's an amazing find and piece of art. What's intriguing to me is that there are no tools left behind or not found yet. These humans had the technology to create these really cool sculptures and cut stone at 90 degree angles before they knew how to raise sheep or raise grain. Whatever technology they had, it seems to have been lost in our history. Thousands of sites are out there that we cannot explain or duplicate. Yet, they had it. Pretty cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by marothisu View Post
    They have a few good points sometimes, but most of the things can be explained.
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