ORIGINS OF CIVILIZATION TOUR 2014
Hosted by Andrew Collins, author of the forthcoming Gobekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods , plus The Cygnus Mystery and From the Ashes of Angels, alongside Megalithomaniac Hugh Newman , author of Earth Grids. 5-day add-on to Ephesus, Assos, Troy, Tantallos, Pergamon.
The breath-taking plains and steppes of eastern Turkey, the traditional Garden of Eden or terrestrial Paradise, was the setting for the Neolithic revolution and the rise of civilisation. Join Andrew Collins and Megalithomania on its unique tour of the Cradle of Civilisation. Visit some of the world’s most exciting archaeological sites including Göbekli Tepe , the oldest stone temple complex, the ancient city of Harran, and Çatal Höyük , the world’s first city. See also the city of Konya, home of the Whirling Dervishes; Alaca Hoyuk , that has incredible megalithic polygonal masonry similar to Peru, Sanliurfa, the ancient Christian city of Edessa, birthplace of Abraham ; and the traditional area of the Garden of Eden , home of the Watchers and Nephilim of the book of Enoch, and the Annunaki of Sumerian myth and legend. Both Andrew and Hugh will be presenting evening lectures throughout the tour, plus they will be discussing theories and new research on site. We are hoping to meet Klaus Schmit , the primary achaeologist at Gobekli Tepe, who carbon dated the site back to around 12,000 BC.