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Hello Martin
I have some opening questions for you from the article posted by Graham ( [grahamhancock.com])

There are many carved pillars at Gobleki Tepi, why have you concentrated on 43 and what do the others represent?

Given that representations of animals could have other meanings or simply be artistic, why do you believe your interpretation is the correct one. Couldn't you be imposing an interpretation where it doesn't belong?

If the animals do represent constellations then how can pillar 43 and the Abydos vase both be dated to 6000 years apart when they have the same symbols. Surely precession would have moved the constellations a quarter turn changing the symbols accordingly?


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