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For the old Kurdish shepherd, it was just another burning hot day in the rolling plains of eastern Turkey. Following his flock over the arid hillsides, he passed the single mulberry tree, which the locals regarded as ‘sacred’. The bells on his sheep tinkled in the stillness. Then he spotted something. Crouching down, he brushed away the dust, and exposed a strange, large, oblong stone.

This is a great article, I really like hearing and reading about these sorts of archaeological finds as it really does open your mind to a time in history that we no so little about, archaeologists believe these remains to be 12,000 years old

Also check out “Gobekli Tepe, Turkey” on Google Earth this helps to understand the surrounding area and why archaeologists believe this to be such a important discovery.

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