The Urantia Book was published in 1955. UBtheNEWS documents how new discoveries and scientific advances increasingly support The Urantia Book's account of planetary history, it’s prophecies, and, to a limited extent, it’s statements about science. UBtheNEWS also provides introductory and other educational information about The Urantia Book.
Gobekli Tepe Report Summary: In 1994, almost forty years after The Urantia Book’s 1955 publication, excavations began at the Gobekli Tepe archaeological site in Turkey. The Gobekli Tepe site already reveals 50 engraved stone monoliths, some of them dating back to 12,000 years ago, that are at least 6,000 years older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. A full excavation to the bottom of the site has not yet occurred, and only a small percentage of the site has been uncovered. The evidence suggests that the complex of round rooms with two especially large pillars in the middle were built for religious rather than practical purposes. Gobekli Tepe is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and mysterious archaeological sites in the world. The two main mysteries surrounding Gobekli Tepe are:
1) How did people this primitive cut, carve, move, and build with enormous stones in excess of 15 tons? The artifacts are inconsistent with prevailing theories about the development of civilization because every place else in the world, where ancient civilizations have built structures with enormous stones, there is also evidence of settled communities that practiced herding and agriculture. Prevailing theories about this region suggest that around 11,000 years ago, primitive man was just beginning to evolve from being a hunter-gatherer to a herder-farmer.
2) Why did this civilization decline over a period of several thousand years and then intentionally bury the site around 10,000 years ago? One of the peculiar aspects of the construction and art at Gobekli Tepe is that both become less refined over time. The older structures are significantly larger and more ornately decorated. There are clear indications that the site was intentionally buried but nothing to indicate why.
The Urantia Book answered these questions forty years before we discovered this mysterious site existed. The history of humanity provided by the authors of The Urantia Book recounts that a genetically superior and well-developed herder-farmer civilization existed in this area over 30,000 years ago. They also explain why this particular civilization experienced a prolonged genetic degradation and, therefore, cultural decline. Additionally, The Urantia Book says that, due to population pressures, inferior and more barbaric tribes drove out this more peaceful and advanced civilization.
Adding powerfully to the intrigue of this report is its relationship to the Adam and Eve Report and the Garden of Eden Report. These two reports also happen to reveal some of the most impressive corroborations of Urantia Book history documented so far by UBtheNEWS. The story of Adam and Eve in The Urantia Book is significantly different from the one found in the Old Testament and centers around a major genetic change that occurred 38,000 years ago. Starting with the Adam and Eve Report provides some background on the genetic issues that are relevant to this report; however, it is not necessary to read that one first in order to understand this one.
There are clearly views (opinions) in this book which you can choose to subscribe to or not as is your preference. Whichever view you take this book is a very useful description of the current state of matters at this most amazing archaeological site and hopefully maybe further excavation will bring even more to light!
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1.0 out of 5 starsPatent Nonsense27 July 2012
By Charles J. Budde - Published on Amazon.com
If you are into vibrating crystals and and ancient space ship construction crews, this is your cup of meat. If you want to know more about the latest facts about Göbekli Tepe read the Dec. 11th edition of the New Yorker.
5.0 out of 5 starsOutstanding scholarship23 April 2014
By Kirkwall - Published on Amazon.com
For anyone interested in the cutting edge of archaeology and a clear interpretation, this work is outstanding scholarship. I look forward to future work offered by Halbert Katzen.
4.0 out of 5 starsScience and Urantia Book Grow Closer23 Dec. 2013
By Bob O. - Published on Amazon.com
I am constantly amazed how many articles I see on Physics.org today that I have read about in the Urantia Book years ago. Some examples are dark matter and energy, black holes, human evolution, gravity, infinity, geology, and on and on.
5.0 out of 5 starsAN EXCELLENT WORK ABOUT OUR PAST!28 Sept. 2013
By Edgar Paternina - Published on Amazon.com
Certainly mankind and specially the status quo of scholars must take must seriously the information obtained from UB about our ancient history. It is only in UB where we can find the solution to that past, being this of Gobekli Tepe site another one to those others two I personally have been involved recently, the mystery about ImhotepImhotep the African: Architect of the Cosmos and the fact that Moses was an Egyptian as Sigmund Freud wrote in his book Moses and Monotheism. In fact about this last one, it is in UB where we find again of more consistent explanation of that thesis of Freud.Moses and Monotheism Yes The Urantia Book provides then a history that harmonizes perfectly well, not only with such a great discovery at Gobekli Tepe but it certainly solves all our great misteries about our past: - The known miths about "the fallen angels" - why we feel in our own bodies the consequences of the default of Adam and Eve - who was Hermes Trismesgistus, who lived in the time of Abraham: Melchizedek - to clear out the mystery about Imhotep who was an andite genious - how Moses can be associated with Inkhnaton and definitely this last one about Gobekli Tepe described so well in this work by Halbert Katzen
5.0 out of 5 starsancient celestial5 Mar. 2013
By Karen Giannopoulos - Published on Amazon.com
One of the most startling discoveries of our time. Are we finally catching up to the Urantia Book? How little I know! Mind blowing revelations. Gobekli Tepe is an enormous site, having been only 5% unearthed as yet. The clues are tantalizing and we can expect decades of exciting discoveries to be made. An enormous, challenging and fascinating read.