Oldest Building, Ever, Found in Turkey...And It's A Church

By Imperator,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 3, 2010 4:27 PM CST

(User Submitted) – Clocking in at 11,500 years old, this structure predates agriculture, which is believed to have driven the urge to settle and create cities. So why does it exist? Its finder believes that the desire to come together and worship drove the building of the structure, which he believes to be a temple. Thus it turns traditional archeological thinking upside down. Religion not agriculture drove the creation of civilization at G?bekli Tepe in Turkey Read the full article.

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