Urfa Man / Balıklıgöl Statue, c. 10,000 BC
Discovered in 1993, this is the oldest life-sized human statue in the world (measuring about 6ft / 2m). It is one of many archaeological discoveries from sites still being excavated in Turkey, centred around Göbekli Tepe, that question our understandings of origin and ancient civilizations
(And the obsidian eyes are amazing)
Check out some Göbekli Tepe-related photos from National Geographic HERE

Urfa Man / Balıklıgöl Statue, c. 10,000 BC

Discovered in 1993, this is the oldest life-sized human statue in the world (measuring about 6ft / 2m). It is one of many archaeological discoveries from sites still being excavated in Turkey, centred around Göbekli Tepe, that question our understandings of origin and ancient civilizations

(And the obsidian eyes are amazing)

Check out some Göbekli Tepe-related photos from National Geographic HERE

  1. lalestrarossa reblogged this from snowonredearth
  2. beebright reblogged this from alaric7
  3. alaric7 reblogged this from snowonredearth
  4. snowonredearth reblogged this from filipijnsebelofte
  5. filipijnsebelofte reblogged this from porygrow
  6. chokoraitodisuko reblogged this from c86
  7. egmfoulas reblogged this from c86
  8. i-want-a-blue-box reblogged this from c86
  9. theoddparent reblogged this from c86
  10. ladykrampus reblogged this from c86
  11. enter-the-fossa reblogged this from c86
  12. bluntfudge reblogged this from c86
  13. porygrow reblogged this from c86
  14. madnikkopen reblogged this from c86
  15. rhino-a-go-go reblogged this from c86
  16. eiethm reblogged this from kurabunoyama
  17. kurabunoyama reblogged this from c86
  18. anexceptionallysimpletheory reblogged this from c86
  19. grandduchesswearingsneakers reblogged this from c86
  20. c86 posted this