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Interesting and neatly expressed,
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This review is from: Gobekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods: The Temple of the Watchers and the Discovery of Eden (Paperback)
Like others, I am interested in the archaeology but it will take many years for it to be properly available for lay persons to comprehend. I was a little disappointed to be led into the realms of speculation, but it is obvious that the earliest forms of religion will have involved the solar system and the cycle of life so I decided to read on. I am glad that I did as the author is not dogmatic and is restrained in his obvious enthusiasm. All in all, the author encourages one to give serious thought to the symbolism of the art and this is invaluable. Other authors will concentrate upon the basic archaeology and, in due course, upon the technical aspects of the art and the mechanics of the site, but Collins has outlined a vision of the human dynamics which is challenging and encouraging. Not what I expected when I preordered but an excellent, thoughtful and very readable book.