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What is Göbekli Tepe’s True Age?


It is said that Gobleki Tepe is the oldest man-made structure on Earth. With our method, we have proven that this intriguing structure is “just” one of the many very ancient monuments Homo sapiens has left behind. We have proven that Gobleki Tepe’s age stretches out over a period of more than 250,000 years. Human history and Earth’s history appear to be intimately entangled.

Fig 1: Our history has been severely corrupted, on a grand scale. Göbekli Tepe is not a sanctuary; it is an ancient calendar. It is not the “oldest” man-made structure in the world – it is only one of many. It’s also believed that the site was backfilled by hand because the megaliths are covered with thick layers of soil. We have proof that its age spans a period of more than 260,000 years and was (re)built in several stages after every crustal deformation. More about how it worked and how it was used will be published in the future.

Göbekli Tepe is “Just” One of the Many

Many people perusing this website are interested in Göbekli Tepe or in other ancient sites that we have analyzed. One can easily question the mainstream stance about this fascinating site’s history because even here, we find too many ancient mysteries left unexplained.

Somewhere in our subconscious mind, we already suspect that the official versions are incorrect. What then is the correct version?

If you carefully read the articles on our website, you already know a little about the true history of humanity and how it expanded all over the globe, over hundreds of thousands of years. Some of the ancient ruins are as old as Homo sapiens walks on this planet – over 300,000 years. The official version of history (mankind’s age) has been severely compressed. We do not speculate about the trivial reasons for that. Our goal is to dig up the truth which is ultimately a mathematical quest.

It has been arbitrarily reduced to 1/50th from what it should be – and yet, it is said of Göbekli Tepe that it is one of the oldest “temple” complexes on Earth.

Our facts indicate that Göbekli Tepe is only one of many ancient sites around the globe that are very much older than you have ever thought possible.

The first part of this article is explained in a rational, pragmatic, and scientific way (Logos) and is often quite difficult for most people. The second part of the article shows the same truth, but in an easier-to-understand philosophical way (Mythos). In both situations, we came to the same conclusion.

Ancient Monuments on Both Hemispheres Are Fundamentally Different Oriented

Fig 2: The majority of ancient monuments on the Eastern hemisphere are counterclockwise oriented, so is Göbekli Tepe although it is no part of the data set that contains only square or rectangular monuments. In the Western hemisphere are most ancient monuments clockwise oriented, while in the Eastern hemisphere the majority is counterclockwise oriented. This appears one of the greatest discoveries regarding our true ancient history. The odds for this typical distribution to be coincidental is 0%. The path that the geographical pole has taken appears to run over Greenland. | © Mario Buildreps.

Mathematical Proof for Ancient Geographic Poles

Fig. 3: If our method were a figment of our imagination, Göbekli Tepe would certainly not be a good fit. Göbekli Tepe is not even part of our dataset, but it nevertheless achieves a high analysis ranking. We have thus instant proof of the site’s age and its probable use. It also reinforces our method. | © Mario Buildreps.

Göbekli Tepe is Counterclockwise Oriented

Fig. 4: The large T-shaped megaliths of Göbekle Tepe are differently oriented and are NOT even cardinally oriented. Their orientations relate to the proven Poles I to V, and that provides us with clues regarding their intended use. Archaeologists cannot explain the use of this site other than with vague and obscure assumptions. | © edited Mario Buildreps.

If you have read and understood the article on our main page, you will probably know the difference between clockwise and counterclockwise orientation. Most ancient monuments on the Western hemisphere are clockwise oriented and most of the ancient monuments on the Eastern hemisphere are counterclockwise oriented. This is an established mathematical fact.

Göbekli Tepe is counterclockwise oriented and is located on the Eastern hemisphere. Here, we have our first clue. Note that Göbekli Tepe is not part of our extensive worldwide dataset of ancient structures containing mainly square or rectangular monuments.

Despite Göbekli Tepe’s unusual physical layout, we will undertake a basic analysis using our method. The four separate monuments on the site of Göbekli Tepe are oriented in a seemingly chaotic manner, but the site appears to correlate strongly with several of our proven geographic poles from our dataset. Therefore, we can calculate and simulate the probabilities for that relationship to be coincidental – or not.

The orientation of the Large T-shaped Pillars

Each separate construction of Göbekli Tepe belongs to a different time frame, which we will show further on. These time frames are many tens of thousands of years apart.

Archaeologists want us to believe that all of Göbekli Tepe was built during the same time period. This is incorrect.

An example is the long-entrenched dogma of natural evolution from primitive to sophisticated. This dogmatic idea originates from dogmatic Darwinistic thinking.

Generally unknown is in fact that we are descendants of highly-developed cultures that once spanned the entire planet. We are the survivors of a series of life-extinction-level events over the last 500,000 years.

Recognizing Patterns is Crucial

Most people do not recognize much of a pattern in Fig. 4, other than possibly a map of Göbekli Tepe. After they realize that it is, in fact, a map of Göbekli Tepe, their past “conditioning” is set in motion. This “program” is what they have learned about Göbekli Tepe and that states that it is the oldest man-made structure on Earth, some 12,000 years old. The “program” that starts to run in people’s mind prevents them from recognizing patterns that lead to a deeper truth.

When you look at the map of Fig. 4, it is easy to overlook any specific pattern when your own conditioned labeling or classifying has already started.

Fig. 5: Göbekli Tepe relates to 3 of the 5 proven geographic poles. The odds for this being a coincidence are phenomenal. | © Mario Buildreps.

The “patterns” we are referring to are these:

  • orientation is counterclockwise,
  • the more counterclockwise oriented the simpler they are (less sophistication), less detail could therefor indicate an older age,
  • the structures A, B, and C in Fig. 4 correlate with one of the former proven geographic poles. D points to an intermediate position between two younger geo poles and does not specifically correlate with one of the poles.

The patterns that we recognized in Göbekli Tepe are not some coincidental events, as archaeologists would reply if you ask them. That is because they do not have a single clue what they are looking at.

Validating the Recognized Patterns


Fig. 6: This simulation is especially engineered by us to understand how large the probability is that three out of the four structures of Gobekli Tepe are correlating with former geographic poles I to V. We ran 50,000 simulations in total (you see 10 frames of 5,000 simulations each). The odds that 3 of the 4 structures correlate to a former pole, which is the case here in Fig 6, is roughly 2.92%. | © Mario Buildreps.

Firstly, the most important structures of Göbekli Tepe, as shown in Fig. 4 are counterclockwise oriented. The odds for that pattern to be coincidental is simply defined as A = 0.54 = 0.0625 or 6.25%.

  • Secondly, we  recognize in the orientation layout that, the more counterclockwise, they are oriented, the less detail they exhibit. It is relatively easy to understand that the more counterclockwise orientation indicates that they were oriented to an older geo pole location, and thus an older age of the structure is indicated. That explains in the simplest possible way why there is less of the structure left to properly analyze. We also built a specialized Monte Carlo simulator for this situation and calculated the chances (n=100,000) for such a pattern to be something coincidental. For this pattern we found B = 0.00869 or 0.869%.
  • Thirdly, and that is the most important one, 3 of the 4 structures correlate with one of the 5 proven geo pole locations. By running a series of simulations (Fig. 6), we have analyzed the probability chance of two independent functions, namely the five poles and the orientation patterns of Göbekli Tepe, to coincide coincidentally. We found in this pattern C = 0.0292 or 2.92%.
  • Having three separate variables, we can now multiply them, and that leads to a very tiny probability for Göbekli Tepe to be “only” 12,000 years old.
  • P(ABC) = A × B × C = 0.0625 × 0.00869 × 0.0292 = 0.0000159 or 1.59×10-5

    What does this probability number mean? It means that the probability that Göbekli Tepe DOES NOT relate to the proven series of Poles I to V is 0.0000159 or 1 to 63,055. In other words, Göbekli Tepe’s official age of 12,000 years is nothing but a wild guess.

    We now know with almost 100% certainty that Göbekli Tepe’s age stretches over a period of more than 250,000 years. Archaeologists will never come to this conclusion, no matter how hard, how much or how deep they dig. It is crucial to understand that their “science” has nothing to do with finding the truth. It is simply keeping busy doing “things”.

    Why Carbon Dating is a Scientific Illusion

    It is also crucial to understand that the true age of Göbekli Tepe is out of reach for the unreliable and short-ranged 14C method that reaches no further than some 60,000 years. All organic materials that are older than 60,000 years show “0” on the displays of the Accelerator Mass Spectrometry equipment that tries to count the amount of 14C isotopes. Only the materials that give “results” are associated with the official Göbekli Tepe site’s age, and therefore, this type of “dating” invariably results in an unrealistic age.

    We know that this article might be difficult to understand for many of our readers but to really expand the horizon of our ancient history and to see it in its true light, needs a veritable leap of comprehension. Mainstream Media and Academia discourages this effort and that is why archaeologists and historians have made such a big mess of our ancient history and continue to do so.

    Here at “Antiquity Reborn”, we invite you to ask questions about the why’s and the how’s of our new aging methods. For us, these are no longer theories – they are hard-core facts. We are here to educate the public about our true ancient history and not to repeat fairy tales and to lead you into a dark labyrinth of half-truths and unproven suppositions.

    You cannot take a red pill like in The Matrix and sit back and relax. If you are willing to burn a little midnight oil at comprehending our radical discoveries, to immerse yourself in our Logos, like the Gnostic called it, then ours is the only measure of truth that can set you free.

    What do You Prefer: Logos or Mythos?

    Some people prefer to label Göbekli Tepe with fancy words such as “early Neolithic sanctuary” when they address the alleged age of this archeological site. These people probably do not have much affection for mathematics and numbers. Such descriptive labels by “experts” are essentially meaningless because they do not bring us closer to the truth. We call this Mythos.

    Because this website deals extensively with numbers and mathematics (Logos), it can explain our forgotten history much more accurately than the dubious attempts by academic “experts” to fit our method into their worldview. You will probably already have discovered that our logical and pragmatic dating method departs considerably from what you might have learned about history from books or the media.

    What is Chronostratigraphy?

    Chronostratigraphy is the study of the age of ground layers. It attempts to label an age relative to a certain ground layer. The rate at which ground layers build up varies somewhat, depending on the geographical region.

    The common rate at which ground layers build up in the region of Southeast Turkey where Göbekli Tepe is situated is around 4 to 5 feet of dense soil per 100,000 years. Because Göbekli Tepe was covered with a layer of soil of between 10 to 15 feet thick gives an indication of its true age, which is between 200,000 and 250,000 years.

    We could accept such reasoning as being factual but are there other indicators that point to a similar age? Yes, there are. The structural orientations, as revealed at the beginning of this article, justify an even more accurate age determination.

    First Rough Indications of Göbekli Tepe’s True Age

    Fig 11: Here is another example: There are still people who believe that the Mayan culture was not more than 2,500 years old. In this photo, do you notice all the different layers from top to bottom? Stratigraphy records show that the person standing at the bottom of the Mayan ruin (shown above) looks at soil records that are 650,000 years old. An academically-conditioned mind prefers to neglect scientific facts that shakes their safe paradigm.

    The original ground level of Göbekli Tepe varies between 10 to 15 feet beneath the current ground level. All the sand, rocks, and soil that the Archaeologists had to dig away were deposited there in a natural way. That takes an enormous amount of time, between 200,000 to 375,000 years, depending on which part of the construction you are considering.

    Archaeologists assert that Göbekli Tepe is roughly 12,000 years old. However, no facts are available that will support this claim other than personal opinions and associative and assumptive evidence gathered at the local scene.

    In addition, Göbekli Tepe was never covered with any kind of a roof. Nor was it intentionally back-filled because, according to our calculations, the site is hundreds of thousands of years old. The alleged roof, which is believed to have collapsed, or the back-filled version thereof, is invented by archaeologists because that much soil cannot build up in just 12,000 years. The surrounding area is also at a similar higher level. Therefore, this debunks instantaneously the theory that Göbekli Tepe had a roof or was hand filled. Otherwise, the rest of Turkey had a roof as well! And it all collapsed!

    Göbekli Tepe was a calendar which served to measure the time of the year. It was an open-air construction to measure the seasons, and every T-shaped construction at this site was once oriented to another geographic pole. The proof is in the numbers.

    Archaeologists and Geologists Work With Other Time Scales

    Fig 12: This happy girl stands in front of many layers of stratum (Northern Argentina) representing many hundreds of thousands of years of soil that has built up over time. When we find something in one of these layers and the layers are completely undisturbed, the odds are high that the find belongs to that specific layer.

    Göbekli Tepe’s Original Ground Level

    Fig 13: This is how Göbekli Tepe might have looked at one time, according to this artist impression. The person who created this sketch understood intuitively very well how it could have worked. If Göbekli Tepe had been intentionally back-filled, then the whole area of many square kilometers surrounding the site must also have been back-filled. If so, where did they get the soil from? Many feet of naturally-deposited soil would have needed to be removed. Being THAT far below the current soil surface is one of the true signs of an age of several hundreds of thousands of years.


    The map of Fig. 4 shows how the four constructions are oriented. All four constructions are differently oriented and are negatively oriented with respect to our current geographic North pole. Why?

    Archaeologists do not seem to have paid attention to the negative orientation of these sites. The question why this site is not oriented to our current North pole has never been addressed. What and where were the four sites oriented to? And why would these constructions be oriented so strangely and so differently to each other? Why are the large T-shaped pillars not oriented towards the solstices? Archaeologists do not know what to reply, except for wild guesses and irrational theories.

    The answer is that the site of Göbekli Tepe was rebuilt and reoriented after every crustal displacement. Each crustal displacement resulted in another geographic pole position. This process extended over a period of more than 250,000 years.

    Because the crust and the geographic poles had moved, Göbekli Tepe was purposely reoriented with respect to the then current geographic pole. How large are the odds for this statement to be true?

    We have seen that the stratigraphy records are pointing to the oldest age (A) of between 350,000 and 375,000 years.

    Note this fact: The older a structure (which you can derive from its orientation), the greater its counter-clockwise orientation. That is an indication of its true age. It is also likely that little remains of the original oldest structures. Let us resume what we have found so far…

    The Conclusions

    The conclusions of our research are clear:

    • The stratigraphic records point to an age of between 350,000 to 375,000 years for the oldest, deepest constructions. This age correlates with the (re)orientation patterns of the site with Pole V. This relation alone is very small to be just coincidental.
    • The orientation layouts reveal more subtle ages between 350,000 and 100,000 years.
    • The certainty of the claim for Göbekli Tepe’s age to stretch over 250,000 years is 99.99984%.
    • It is therefore 99.99984% certain that Göbekli Tepe has been (re)oriented due to crustal displacements.
    • The part of Göbekli Tepe marked as “D” (Fig. 4) is oriented between Pole II and Pole I. Thus, it has been built during the shifting crust and became obsolete after a few millennia.
    • We can pinpoint the age of “D” at between 70,000 and 80,000 years ago.
    • None of the calendars of Göbekli Tepe are oriented to our current geographic North pole because the site was not restored as a calendar once more after the crustal displacement to Pole I. This happened around 70,000 years ago after “D” became obsolete.
    • The older a structure, the less is left of it. “A” is the oldest, “D” is the youngest.

    There is nothing in and around the site that is pointing to an age of only 12,000 years. This age is unsubstantiated by current academia and is based on unscientific methods.

    If you must dig many feet below the current ground level to unearth ruins in areas like Italy, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkmenistan, Peru, Mexico, etc., your alarm bells should already be going off. Check out the chronostratigraphy records of the region to get an indication of the soil build-up rate over a given time period. Do not let yourself be scared off by the personally directed and harsh language of the “experts” who like to brush off such inquiries. Try some real, scientific research.

    If you have the opportunity to use ground-penetrating radar or a Lidar system which you can easily mount on a drone, work from rough stages to the finer ones. Scan the contours of the structure and find out how it is oriented in relation to our current geographic pole. If it relates to one of the ancient poles (which you can find on this website) and you find a similar age match in the surrounding stratigraphy records, you already have a one-to-many-thousands hit that they could agree with each other coincidentally.




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