The Tepe Telegrams

(After the announcement of the forthcoming decision on the World Heritage status of the site,, the Archaeological Heritage Network’s (ArcHerNet) [external link] blog, has just published another article by Eva Götting [external link] on the final addition of the archaeological site of Göbekli Tepe to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. We are gladly sharing it here.)

03-nico-becker-gt10_5869 View of Göbekli Tepe’s so-called main excavation area, Enclosure D in the front. (Photo: Nico Becker, DAI)

On July 1 the World Heritage Committee in Bahrain added the Stone Age site of Göbekli Tepe to the World Heritage List.

On the hill of Göbekli Tepe, stone pillars stand tall against the Turkish summer sky. People first came here more than 11.000 years ago. These men and women, who lived as hunters and gatherers, achieved a great deal with very little. Without metal tools, the highly skilled artisans of Göbekli Tepe carved the T-shaped…

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news from (and about) the trees

Coming Soon!

Secret Voices from the Forest—Thoughts and Dreams of North American Trees—Volume 3: The East will be available by this time next week, through my website or on Amazon. Check there after June 10.cover proof #1

Also this week, at The Treetalker, some new posts

Spotlight on: The Coywolf – a new species!

image-20160510-20698-1hcqds5Environmental Happenings:

  1. Silvopasturing – a way of raising cattle that is far more environmentally friendly than the common practice of raising animals in feedlots.
  2. Don’t Kill That Spider! – the little beasties that live in our homes.

    And on my blog:

    “The Problem with Self Publishing”


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jd - To Infinity & Beyond!

The Oaxaca coast is home to three of the seven species of giant sea turtles in the world. Many of these species are endangered but the people here are not going to let them fade quietly into extinction.

Every morning and night, volunteers patrol the beaches looking for sea turtles that have laid their eggs. When they find a nest of eggs, they move them to a protected corral on the beach where they’ll be safe from wild animals and poachers. For the next several months, the volunteers guard the eggs and when they are ready to hatch they invite locals and tourists to be part of the baby turtles’ first steps and help them on their journey to the ocean.

Our little turtle making a bee-line to the ocean

Every day at 5:00pm at Playa Bacocho in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, the volunteers of VivaMar gather up the baby turtles…

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Nilesh Nilkanth Oak

Mahabharata workshop at AdiShankara Nilayam (Birthplace of Adi Shankaracharya) with Nilesh Nilkanth Oak & Nagaraj Paturi

2-6 June 2018

Will you be there?…/work…/mahabharata-for-modern-bharat

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Sadhguru’s latest ebook, Bharata : The Rhythm of a Nation” is out! Pay what you wish. For a free download, in India, click “Claim for Free”. Elsewhere, enter “0” in the price field.

In Lebanon, there is a temple in Baalbek which is over 4,000 years old. Children in Lebanon schools study that Indian labor, elephants, sculptors and yogis constructed this. It is a massive temple. Some of the foundation stones weigh three hundred tons. Sculptures of lotus flowers are hanging from the ceiling. Obviously, there are no lotuses in Lebanon; it was sculptured by Indians. Every Lebanese child knows this. Has any #Indian child heard about it?

Over a thousand years ago, #Tamil kings went to Cambodia and built Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. If you see the work that has been done there, you will feel proud of being human. The Angkor Wat is the largest religious building…

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The Tepe Telegrams

A few kilometres northeast of modern Şanlıurfa in south-eastern Turkey, the tell of Göbekli Tepe is situated on the highest point of the otherwise barren Germuş mountain range. Rising 15 metres and with an area of about 9 hectares, the completely man-made mound covers the earliest known monumental cult architecture in the ancient Near East. Constructed by hunter-gatherers right after the end of the last Ice Age, they also intentionally buried it about 10,000 years ago.

Göbekli Tepe has been known to archaeologists since the 1960s, when a joint survey team from the Universities of Istanbul and Chicago under the direction of Halet Çambel and Robert Braidwood observed numerous flint artefacts littering the surface of the mound. However, the monumental architecture remained undetected, and was eventually discovered by Klaus Schmidt on a grand tour of important south-eastern Turkish Neolithic sites in 1994. In addition to the high density of flint…

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The Tepe Telegrams

Göbekli Tepe is situated on the highest point of the Germuş mountain range in southeastern Turkey. The spot is hostile to settlement; the next accessible springs are located in a distance of about 5 km northeast (Edene) and to the southeast (Germuş). A number of pits at Göbekli Tepe’s western slope could represent cisterns to collect rain water; although their exact date could not have been determined yet. With a total capacity of 153,12 cubic metres (cf. Herrmann-Schmidt 2012) they may have accumulated enough water for people to stay there for a longer periods of time, but probably not during the whole rainless summer. The next Neolithic settlements so far known were found in the plain in immediate vicinity of neayrby springs, like for example Urfa-Yeni Yol.

From its discovery onwards, the interpretation of Göbekli Tepe’s suprising architecture has centered around the terms ‘special purpose buildings’ (Sondergebäude), ‘sanctuaries’, or even…

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This part 2 of BhagvatGita about Vedic astronomy and Lokas , multiple Universe. Part one is Here

Calculation of Time, from the Atom

Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 3 Chapter 11

By His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



The material manifestation’s ultimate particle, which is indivisible and not formed into a body, is called the atom. It exists always as an invisible identity, even after the dissolution of all forms.

The material body is but a combination of such atoms, but it is misunderstood by the common man.


The atomic description of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is almost the same as the modern science of atomism, and this is further described in the Paramāṇu-vāda of Kaṇāda.

In modern science also, the atom is accepted as the ultimate indivisible particle of which the universe is composed.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the full text of all descriptions of knowledge, including the theory of atomism…

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The Hindu influence clearly seen in Central America.
Latest and strongest evidence of the Vedic connection and influence in the Maya culture of Mexico and Central America.

Like the Hindus, the Mayas had knowledge of zero, they were the only ones besides the Indians, using this mathematical concept.

About astronomy, the old Maya Observatory is better aligned, and oriented than the present day Paris Observatory.

The use of the wheel, although the Mayas used the wheels mainly in children toys,

Among other similarities, a technique for manufacturing bark paper, also used in other places in the South Asian continent, particularly in Indonesia.

The Hindus could have traveled to the Americans from Indonesia too, since they were very good navigators.

The temples are remarkably similar, with the slopes of the roofs, their dimensions, and positions of doors and windows, practically like the Hindus and their Vastu Shastra. Other dimensions, like the…

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Vedic Time System


It’s time to explain the gifts from Vedic Science to the world. Vedic Time System, was based on science. Part Two

Smallest Unit of Time
Vedic astronomy give a very detailed division of the Time upto the lowest sub division level of prāņa (respiration), a time lapse of four seconds. The lowest sub divisions prāņa is the same part of the day as the minute is of the circle, so that a respiration of time is equivalent to a minute of apparent revolution of the heavenly bodies above the earth. The astronomical division of sidereal time are:

1 paramanu 60,750th of a second
1 truţi = 29.6296 microseconds
1 tatpara = 2.96296 milliseconds
1 nimesha = 88.889 milliseconds
45 nimesha = 1 prāņa 4 seconds
6 prāņa = 1 vinādī 24 seconds
60 vinādīs = 1 nadī 24 minutes
60 nādīs = 1 ahorātra
As, according to modern standards, 24…

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