I was thinking after reading another article about old animal images being related to the constellations that Gobekli Tepe might be too, why not, seemed logical to me, and the T shapes could be pointers or markers, if you are under one, you get a pointer above your head. The temple thing never seemed logical as it was abandoned but also apparently purposely covered up. Why would that be? I can see why they would cover it if it was holding knowledge of the Heavens, secret info only for the ones who knew it and discovered it.
So, I Googled and someone else had thought of this and done quite a thorough investigation into it so I knew it was a valid idea and possibly a correct one.
This is a great article, it gives clear pictures and comparisons with the constellations, such as:
This was an interesting connection:
There could be a direct connection between the cow here and Hathor, but it would been to be substantiated further. Hathor was also viewed to be the source of the Milky Way which is to be found near to the cow of Gobekli Tepe. There is no reason to presume that the correspondence between the sun cow here and that of Egypt shows any cultural relationship, this is both because further correspondences would need to be found and that the length of time of the culturally recognized Egyptian civilization is roughly 6,000 years younger than Gobekli Tepe. However, there is good reason to suspect a direct connection of some sort exists.
I was looking for a pic on the Internet I have in my Egypt book here, from Egypt, possibly the first representation of a constellation there, showing a cut stone simple bull shape with horns with stars dotting his edges on the horns and around it but I can't find it, if anyone can locate it, can you please link it here.
The topic is basically this:
This is meant to provide a brief analysis to explain the origin of several of the animal figures from the Gobekli Tepe temple site in Turkey, arising about 9000 BC and haralded as the earliest (known) temple of the world. Several of the images yet uncovered represent constellations, the depictions are not all dimensionally accurate, but are stylistic representations of star forms, perhaps with some line of artistic tradition behind it. It is not exactly clear after the initial analysis that all of the stars that are shown are represented within the petro glyphs. A proper and thorough study should work from a map of stars that shows them as they appeared 11,000 years BP in order to lend greater accuracy. In the analysis of the rock depictions that have been uncovered, the first will be referred to as the Vulture and Scorpion stone, the second Boar and Birds stone, the "Goat and Horse" stone, the"Great Lion", the "Great Fox", the "Lesser Fox", the "Cow, Fox, and Crane" stone.
Overall it offered a different perspective on the people of Gobekli Tepe and how long people had been studying the skies and time itself.
Edited by The Puzzler, 19 May 2010 - 02:28 AM.