Gobekli Tepe

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Post by Rokcet Scientist » Thu May 08, 2008 10:57 am

[...] Last year, for instance, French archaeologists working at Djade al-Mughara in northern Syria uncovered the oldest mural ever found. "Two square metres of geometric shapes, in red, black and white - like a Paul Klee painting", said Eric Coqueugniot, of the University of Lyon, who is leading the excavation.
Erm... don't the Lascaux, Altamira, Aurignac, etc. etc. cave paintings count as 'murals'?
Afaik those have been dated at 36,000 BP.

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Post by Ishtar » Thu May 08, 2008 11:02 am

Yes, of course, you're right RS!

Still, you know what journalists are like .... :lol:

Or maybe it's 'the world's oldest mural not in a cave'?

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Post by Minimalist » Sat May 10, 2008 10:14 pm

That's an odd looking beast, isn't it?
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Post by Rokcet Scientist » Sun May 11, 2008 3:49 am

Minimalist wrote:That's an odd looking beast, isn't it?
Seen Picasso's 'portraits'?

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Post by Ishtar » Sun May 11, 2008 4:47 am

Or this one, from 13,000 BCE?

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You can read about him in the Palaeo Shaman thread, Mythology section.
http://archaeologica.boardbot.com/viewt ... 1&start=15

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Post by Manystones » Sun May 11, 2008 4:20 pm

Ishtar wrote:You can read about him in the Palaeo Shaman thread, Mythology section.
http://archaeologica.boardbot.com/viewt ... 1&start=15
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Post by Rokcet Scientist » Mon May 12, 2008 4:49 pm

Ishtar wrote:Or this one, from 13,000 BCE?

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Well, it certainly had balls!

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Post by john » Mon May 12, 2008 5:52 pm

Rokcet Scientist wrote:
Minimalist wrote:That's an odd looking beast, isn't it?
Seen Picasso's 'portraits'?

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All -

Bicameral.


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Post by Ishtar » Sat May 17, 2008 12:45 am

Ishtar wrote:This is from the same Wiki article about Gobekli Tepe:
For example, we cannot tell why more and more walls were gradually added to the interiors while the sanctuary was in use.
This issue is more widely addressed in the Palaeo shaman thread here: http://archaeologica.boardbot.com/viewt ... &start=105

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