A collage of the artifacts of Karahan Tepe.

Traces of a 12,000-Year-Old Super-Civilization Excavated

Some 12,000 years ago, an unknown super-civilization built some of the most complex, and intricate mega-monuments on Earth. But who were these people?


One of the most surprising sites in the history of humankind lies in what is now the country of Turkey. It is there where some of the oldest traces of a super civilization remain buried beneath the surface. One site, in particular, is currently being explored. It is called Karahan Tepe, and it is a site similar to Gobekli Tepe, one of the oldest super monuments erected by an advanced and unknown people some 12,500 years ago. The site of Karahan Tepe has already revealed some of its secrets. What we have before us is set to write the very foundations of our history. Located in the Tektek mountains southeast of Sanliurfa, Karahan Tepe is considered a sister site to Gobekli Tepe. Both sites are extensive.

Both sites were intricately built. We have astronomical alignments present in both. Complex forms of geometry were used in the construction of Gobekli Tepe. But above all, both are unlike anything anywhere in the world.

A super-civilization?

Ranging in dates between 12,000 and 11,000 years, excavations are now providing evidence for the existence of a long-lost super-civilization. This “super-civilization” likely existed before history, as we know it, was recorded in parts of Southeastern Anatolia. Among the most peculiar discoveries to date is its astronomical orientation. Excavations have revealed what is considered the oldest winter solstice alignment in history. This points to the fact that, whoever its builders were, they were sophisticated scientists and astronomers. The region is famous for many similar sites. Currently, experts are excavating the remnants of an archaeological zone dubbed Tas Tepler, which essentially means Stone Hills. This site covers 124 miles in width. Whoever these ancient people were, they left us with one supermassive mystery, one that remains buried beneath our feet.


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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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