After its coming to light, GöbekliTepe – built 12000 years ago and considered to be the “World’s First Temple” - added a brand new chapter to human history, covering uncharted territory. To share some significant scientific data and ideas about this most noteworthy archeological site – the current focus of world attention - a symposium will be held on October 6, 2012.
This symposium will be open to the public, the first of its kind. With the contribution of the Şanlıurfa municipality, the venue of this symposium will be the Şair Nabi conference hall and experts on this subject such as Prof. Klaus Schmidt (Head of the Excavation); Prof. Trevor Watkins (expert on Neolithic Archeology); Prof. B.G. Sidharth (authority on Astronomy and Astrophysics) will attend the meeting. The moderator will be Ahmet Turgut Yazman (Director of the filmed documentary). Presentations at this symposium will be in English.
The Schedule is as follows:
09:30 – 10:30AM - Urfa’s mark and importance during the Neolithic era. Narrator: Prof. Trevor Watkins (England)
10:45AM – noon - The latest excavations and findings at GöbekliTepe. Narrator: Prof. Klaus Schmidt (Germany)
2:30 – 4:00PM - The relation between the Göbeklitepe temples and the sky, and astronomical connections thereof. Narrator: Prof. B.G. Sidharth (India)
If you want to get some indepth first-hand information about this fascinating subject of GöbekliTepe – identified as the “Ground Zero of History” in this part of the world – then do not miss this opportunity.