03/11/14 4:06 pm Age: 168 days

Göbekli Tepe Archaeological Dig Subject of Presentation

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By: Rachel Wood

Monique Vincent to Present March 15 Lecture

Göbekli Tepe Archaeological Dig in Turkey. Photo from biblicalarchaeology.org.

Walla Walla Adventist Forum presents archaeologist Monique Vincent, for a March 15 program. Vincent, a 2007 Walla Walla University alumna and a current doctoral degree candidate at University of Chicago, will present “The Marvel and Mystery of Göbekli Tepe,” a significant archaeological dig currently underway in Turkey.
 
The presentation will be held Sabbath, March 15, at 4 p.m. at lecture hall in Chan Shun Pavilion (Room 154). The event is free and open to the public.
 
Twice the age of Stonehenge or the Pyramids, Göbekli Tepe was built by a group of hunter-gatherers around 8,000 B.C. At the top of a hill, they constructed a monumental site. On large “T” shaped stones, they carved depictions of snakes and other dangerous wildlife. Currently, it is the oldest exclusively ritual center yet found.
 
Adventist Forum is an independent organization whose mission is to "foster community through conversation and a renewal of genuine Adventism that impacts the world for Jesus. Prompted by the grace and peace of Jesus, we will embrace a commitment to spiritual purpose, engage in thoughtful conversation, and champion a renewal that encourages effective and faithful service."
 
Published March 11, 2014.


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