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  1. #1 Gigantic prehistoric temple? 
    Forum Ph.D. Leszek Luchowski's Avatar
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    Hi.

    I caught a glimpse of a TV documentary the other day, about the discovery of (some traces of) an immense temple, dated quite a couple thousand years BCE, situated either in Africa or the Middle East (but I don't think it was anywhere in the biblical Holy Land or I would have remembered that). It was not associated with, and I think it predated, such familiar ancient civilizations as Egypt or Babylon.

    Apparently, huge numbers of people from (parts of) Europe, Africa, and possibly Asia travelled long distances to worship and participate in ceremonial feasts or whatever.

    Except for that documentary, I never heard about that temple, and I didn't even see the whole program, so excuse me if my description is far from precise. And I would like to know more. Did it really exist? Do we have a name for it? What civilization built it? What god(s) was it dedicated to? What was it like? What tribes or nations would have come to visit the temple?

    Can anybody please fill me in? TIA, L.


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    I dont know, but I think the oldest temple found is the megalithic temples of Malta dating 3600 BC. But I dont think thats the one you´re talking about. Sounds cool though.


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    The temple your on about is the Ziggurat of Ur, of ancient Sumeria, who amazingly left clay tablets, cylinders etc, basically stating everything. They invented the base 6/60 system, where as new age uses the base system of 10, they created electricity, which later was renowned as a "Baghdad Battery", were practically the first civilization to invent a writing system and somewhat of an alphabet - their cuneiform texts have 400 characters - whats more alarming about these Sumerians is the fact they had stories later retold in the bible - youve heard of Noahs ark, well it was actually the Great Flood and Gilgamesh, as it was written in a clay tablet 6000 years "BC", also another quite frankly odd thing, is they speak of "aliens" reffered to as the Annunaki, an giants reffered to as the Nephilim - which later was used in the bible - as the saying goes "the bibles filled with alien quotes" - well thats why

    the army have extracted some artifacts from this temple, which is strange...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziggurat < i know its wikipedia and it can be edited but atleast its a first step

    http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/ziggura...e/exp_set.html

    hope that helps
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    Thanks for the reply, but no, this is not the temple I'm after.

    I have long known about the Ziggurat of Ur, and I would have recognized it if that were what the documentary was about. What little I remember from the show was a huge closed space, like a vault or a cave, lit by torches and filled with worshippers. I don't think a ziggurat would have such a facility.
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