Gobekli Tepe, An Early form of Pyramid: 9000 BC

Here is the low-down on what could be one of the first 'pyramids' in the world. Keep scrolling for a video explaining an alternate look at the site.

There is something very odd about...this hill in Turkey. It really reminds me of the pyramid religion... more particularly the Axis Mundi, or World Mound religion. In my book I define pyramid a hill or man-made mound, specifically based around the idea of an axis mundi religion, seen as a world mound, from which creation ensued in the distant past.

Gobekli Tepe

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Figure: This place, founded in the tenth millennium BC, and abandoned in the eighth millennium BC, is a very strange place indeed.

One thing which cannot however be discounted, is that it is clearly a type of early 'pyramid', in fact one of the earliest of so-called pyramids. (I call it that... no-one else does!) Walking through the pictures below , we see something very interesting indeed!

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Figure: Here we see a picture of the Giza plateau. Notice the pyramids are on a hill? (plateau?)

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Figure: Here we see a picture from the incredible Knocknarea plateau (the almost-unknown Irish version of Giza!)

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Figure: Here we see the view from Knocknarea, where there are mounds on a hill. Believe me, the hill is huge, it was a long walk!


Figure: Here we see the view of the whole Plateau from the distance, about the town of Sligo


Figure: Here we see the view from Gobekli Tepe. It is on top of a mountain!

We may think of the Giza necropolis as a Knocknarea or Göbekli Tepe which has been updated in more 'modern' times, ie 2500 BC as opposed to about 4000 BC or 9000 BC respectively! Giza is the final form of the great megalithic complex for the Triple Goddess before the cult died out in about 2500 BC in Europe and slightly later in Egypt. Egyptologists do not yet appreciate this, and are unaware of it, but they will be.

Despite its ridiculous age of c. 9000 BC, Göbekli Tepe was found covered over. A further reason for its preservation, unlike many mounds in Europe, was that it was found on a hilltop, not suitable for agriculture. Silbury Hill, greatest mound in Europe was also covered over, having been a step pyramid of packed chalk and clay.

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Figure: Silbury Hill, near Avebury

We do not know what structures the Giza pyramids cover, but they could be massive! We also know that the pyramids of the Sun and Moon at Tenochtitlan have literally hundreds upon hundreds of layers. It was almost a ritual to continue to cover them over, re-affirming their fertility. I notice that in the primordial pyramid religion from say 4000 BC, soil was likely brought from all over the countryside, to be sanctified in one holy place, a behaviour I noticed in Ireland, found elsewhere, and a topic I cover in my book! When the Pyramid of the Sun was being excavated, strangely enough it was thought to have been covered in enormous amounts of earth... these were stripped away until a stone structure was found, loose stones over more earth and clay! Excavations went on too long, until it was realised that they had been excavating the underlying structure of the pyramid!


With its ridiculously high location, the turkish temple would appear to be in accord with what we know about the pyramid or what I call the tower-of-babel religion. It is further in accord with what we know about worldwide hill-god worship.

Gobekli Tepe: archaeology not quite right

If you would like to read more about some of my ideas regarding all this, please have a look at my book, In Search of the Origin of Pyramids and the Lost Gods of Giza, available cheaply in Kindle edition. It is also available in paperback edition for those who wish to make notes. I guarantee you will see info found no-where else.