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  • of all the work I've done over the last quarter of a century, the reason I felt I had to do it.

  • I mentioned Gobekli Tepe e.

  • We talked at the beginning of this discussion about, um, Plato's Atlantis story and how he said that Atlantis went down 11,600 years ago, 9000 years before the time of Solo.

  • But 11,600 years ago, in our time, that's the date of the foundation of Gobekli Tepe.

  • Very set very clear, Absolutely founded 11,600 years ago, exactly the date that Plato gives for the ending off Atlantis on and Gobekli Tappy doesn't fit.

  • It just comes out of nowhere out of nowhere.

  • We understand a site like Stonehenge makes perfect sense.

  • It's about 4.5 1000 years old.

  • Stonehenge.

  • We know that it was centered in a agricultural community, which generated surpluses.

  • Those surpluses allowed Labour to be freed.

  • You could fund people to become astronomers or architects or engineers.

  • They need to be producing all the time so we can understand the social and economic context in which a huge megalithic site like Stonehenge emerged.

  • Go to Gobekli Tepe, e your 7000 years earlier.

  • The entire area, prior to the appearance of Gobekli Tepe, is inhabited only by hunter gatherers.

  • There's no agriculture whatsoever.

  • They haven't built anything ever.

  • And then suddenly, without any background or any preparation, appears this huge megalithic site, which is incredibly sophisticated, turns out because a large part of its still under the ground seen with ground penetrating radar that the whole site is actually 50 times bigger than Stonehenge on 7000 years older.

  • So how do we account for this?

  • Did a group of hunter gatherers in Turkey wake up one morning, magically and smaller, that they suddenly knew how to cut and quarry stone move blocks weighing In some cases, up to 50 tons create gigantic stone circles in an area with no water, involving bringing a labor force and organizing that labour force and feeding and watering them to create the world's first perfectly North South aligned building, which involves accurate astronomy to do all of that and at the same time to invent agriculture?

  • Because at the same moment that Gobekli Tepe pops up suddenly, agriculture appears in that same region of Turkey.

  • It's obvious to me that that wasn't a group of hunter gatherers who woke up one morning suddenly equipped with the skills.

  • What?

  • We're looking at the transfer of technology.

  • This was the survivors of a lost civilization.

  • They already knew how to create megaliths.

  • They already knew how to do agriculture.

  • They settled amongst the hunter gatherer of people who they may have reached out to before they settled amongst them and they created this project of this project was to restart their civilization.

  • It didn't quite work, but they got somewhere.

  • They created this huge site.

  • They invented agriculture.

  • We're all the descendants of that.

  • All of the agriculture in the world today began around Gobekli Tepe 11,600 years ago.

  • It's an extraordinarily important moment.

  • Are these aliens are they know human, human, human being, but came from this and transfer technology over to this other space?

  • Yes.

  • First of all, it's important to understand that the Earth changes that took place between 823,600 years ago were utterly cataclysmic.

  • Beyond all imagining.

  • The science is now in its very clear.

  • We had an interaction with the fragments of a very large comet, a giant comet, which originally may have bean as much as 100 miles in diameter.

  • It was drawn into the inner solar system about 20,000 years ago.

  • These things come from very far away.

  • They come from a place called the Cloud, which is almost light year away.

  • It's so far away.

  • It's so far away a huge sphere of trillions of comets in the very outer solar system.

  • But disturbances, gravitational disturbances can send comments out of those safe orbit swinging in towards the inner solar system.

  • It happens from time to time, and the evidence now is that we got one of those, a big one about 100 miles in diameter.

  • About 20,000 years ago, it entered an orbit that crosses the orbit of the Earth.

  • And for the next 8000 years, nothing bad happen.

  • They missed each other 12,800 years ago.

  • At least eight fragments of that comment on we know comets break into fragments.

  • Many of your audience are young, but those who were around in 1994 will remember Comet Shoemaker Levy nine, which hit Jupiter with spectacular effect.

  • It broke up into 20 fragments, each one of those fragments, hitting Jupiter was equivalent two more than the entire nuclear arsenal of the Earth going off at once.

  • Something similar happened to the Earth 12,800 years ago.

  • At least eight pieces of this large comet, some of them up to a mile in diameter, hit the Earth.

  • The primary impacts were on the North American ice cap.

  • There were impacts on the northern European ice cap on the furthest east that we've documented in caps.

  • Impact is actually Syria.

  • 50 million square kilometers of the Earth's surface was devastated by this compact, a comet impact.

  • Sea levels rose rapidly on the earth's climate, plunged into a dreadful deep freeze that lasted 1200 years.

  • This event was off the scale off, a magnitude that is quite capable off, having wiped out almost all traces of a former civilization.

  • That's why I think again about what Plato had to say, and I think also about our civilization.

of all the work I've done over the last quarter of a century, the reason I felt I had to do it.

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THE MYSTERY OF GOBEKLI TEPE: Graham Hancock On The Appearance Of This Turkish Megalithic Site

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/09/01
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