Cradle of the Gods




In the heart of Turkish Kurdistan, an international team of scientists uncovers a vast, spectacular temple complex known as Göbekli Tepe. At 11,500 years old, it may well be one of the first buildings constructed by mankind. Could a recently excavated, 12,000 year old temple have propelled humans out of the Stone Age? According to historical convention, the dawn of agriculture 10,000 years ago was the catalyst for the ‘Neolithic Revolution’ when humans abandoned their hunter-gatherer lifestyle and built the very first human settlements. Archaeologist Dr. Jeff Rose investigates the discoveries at Göbekli Tepe and tests his theory that religion may have come first. He proves that this temple may have been the spark of civilisation that led humans towards settlement, agriculture, urban life and all that followed in our society.