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Ancient carvings confirm deadly comet strike

By T.K. Randall
April 21, 2017 · Comment icon 836 comments

Some of the stones found at Gobekli Tepe. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Zhengan
Symbols found at Gobekli Tepe seem to confirm that a comet struck the Earth in the year 10,950 B.C.
For years, researchers had suspected that an unexplained reduction in global temperatures during a period known as the Younger Dryas could have been caused by a comet impact - an event that was thought to have wiped out the woolly mammoth while also sparking the beginnings of civilization.

Now a team of experts at the University of Edinburgh believe that they may have found early documented evidence of this event in the form of symbols engraved on ancient stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe - a site in southern Turkey with important historical significance.

Using a computer programme to map how the constellations would have appeared over Turkey at the time the carvings were made, the researchers discovered that the symbols seemed to confirm that a swarm of comet fragments had hit the Earth at the same time the temperature dropped.
It's an idea previously touched upon by Graham Hancock in his book - Magicians of the Gods.

"I think this research, along with the recent finding of a widespread platinum anomaly across the North American continent virtually seal the case in favour of (a Younger Dryas comet impact)," said study leader Dr Martin Sweatman.

"It appears Gobekli Tepe was, among other things, an observatory for monitoring the night sky."

Source: Telegraph | Comments (836)

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Comment icon #827 Posted by jmccr8 7 years ago
You do realize that the zodiac is not relevant to this site as it can't be confirmed that they had a zodiac as current zodiacs are from more recent times. jmccr8
Comment icon #828 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy 7 years ago
So when Captain Risky said he would be leaving this thread he was in fact using what Winston Churchill called a "terminological inexactitude".  Spoiler A lie  
Comment icon #829 Posted by Captain Risky 7 years ago
The zodiac is an area of the sky centered upon the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. Although the zodiac remains the basis of the ecliptic coordinate system in use in astronomy besides the equatorial one,[3] the term and the names of the twelve signs are today mostly associated with horoscopic astrology.   No body is talking about horoscopic astrology.     
Comment icon #830 Posted by back to earth 7 years ago
Sorry .....   I had to correct you .   (reveal comment )
Comment icon #831 Posted by Captain Risky 7 years ago
Over the years i have established that english is not your first language and as such maybe you should reread everything you post about, twice. I have clearly said that i will re enter the thread when i feel it necessary if something new is introduced. 
Comment icon #832 Posted by Hanslune 7 years ago
Yet you just lied again  
Comment icon #833 Posted by jmccr8 7 years ago
Appearently something new came up cuz here you are. You are still imposing modern concepts on a site that has not been proven to have had relevance to the time or the people that constructed GT jmccr8
Comment icon #834 Posted by Hanslune 7 years ago
Wasn't this idea already discussed?
Comment icon #835 Posted by jmccr8 7 years ago
Several times and he is still lost in CERN JMCCR8
Comment icon #836 Posted by rashore 7 years ago
Thread closed for moderator review.

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