What if thousands of years ago, long before the great ancient civilizations of Egyp, China, Mesopotamia, and the Americas appeared, there was a mother culture; an ancient civilization that was advanced in every sense, and a culture that would eventually disappear under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind only telltales of their existence?
Here is what I believe, and why.
Despite the fact that mainstream science tells us that ancient civilizations did not exist on Earth 12,000 years ago, let alone, 15,000 or 17,000 years ago, I tend to disagree and point to a message written in stone.
Long before the appearance of what we now call the birth or invention of “writing” pottery, technologies such as the wheel, there were an advanced group of people, a now lost culture inhabiting what is now present-day Turkey, that built massive megalithic complexes.
During this time, and according to a mainstream narrative, “experts” tell us that hunter-gatherers roamed the lands, in search of food and shelter.
They did not leave behind settlements, let alone monuments. They migrated from one place to the other, as seasons changed, and as food that they eventually hunted migrated as well.
But despite this denial of a sedentary and already established society on Earth around 12,000 years ago, we are faced with monuments that tell a different story—a story written in stone.
There are ancient sites on Earth that I like to call “encyclopedia” made of stone, and the monument of all monuments is one in present-day turkey; Göbekli Tepe.
This ancient site is already acknowledged by many experts in the field as an ancient monument that changes everything.
This is because never have we found something of similar size, complexity, and age on Earth. Sure, we have the pyramids and monuments in South, Central, and North America. Yes, we have amazing Ziggurats, and pyramids all over the place, in Europe and Asia.
But there is nothing that we can compare Göbekli Tepe to.
The reason why I believe this site is of great importance is that I firmly think that whoever these people were, they were not only hunter-gatherers. No, they were an advanced, complex society that accumulated great knowledge in megalithic building long before Göbekli Tepee was built—around 12,000 years ago.
I believe that it was this mysterious society that which is responsible for many of the greatest, most enigmatic sites we see across Africa and Europe.
I believe that the legacy left behind by these mysterious people eventually traveled across the world, and greatly influenced the development—in an architectural and engineering aspect—of other great civilization which would then go on and built sites which have left us awestruck, like Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman, the Pyramids and many other sites across the world.
I believe that all other monuments that were built long after Göbekli Tepe was buried for reasons that remain unclear are directly related to the society of the “megalithic monument builders” which mainstream scholars wrongly tagged as mere hunter-gatherers.
I believe that the mysterious people responsible for Göbekli Tepe were part of a mother culture, an advanced civilization that existed before a global catastrophe changed the course of history, essentially resetting it.
History as we know it is incomplete, and everything we have found to this date, everything we have been taught in school, and everything that is considered a foundation pillar of society and our origins is incomplete.
Incomplete, because the truth sitting behind the real history of mankind—and its ancient civilizations—requires a complete paradigm shift, and way of thinking.
I guess it is difficult for some mainstream scholars to accept and acknowledge there are things in history far beyond their reach. I guess it is difficult to spend a lifetime researching and studying something, only to find out there is more to it, and you didn’t foresee it. I guess it is hard to rewrite history books, but I know it is much harder to rewrite a way of thinking.
Saying that history, as we know it is incomplete, is no longer a conspiracy. No, we are far beyond that point. Saying that history is incomplete is a small prelude to a greater story that future generations of scholars will try to uncover.
We are here to learn, uncover, and understand, and this is a process that is never-ending. With each new discovery, we are beginning to understand that there is more to history than what we thought before. There is more to ancient civilizations than what history books have told. There is more to be found, and history as we know it is a massive puzzle–on a global scale–and we have only uncovered the smallest pieces.
(Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons / UNESCO / The Gobekli Tepe Project)