The 10-12,000-year-old site of Göbekli Tepe has so many points of interest, so many anomalies, oddities and fascinating facets, and although the main focus for many is on the monumental circular enclosures and their associated finely decorated T-shaped pillars, did you know there is also an enclosure with no pillars at all?
In this video, I'm taking a look at Enclosure E of Göbekli Tepe, which is located on the western plateau, away from the main heart of the excavation and better known examples of circular enclosures.
It is lacking any superstructure, and comprised solely of two preserved pedestals cut from the natural limestone bedrock and a carefully smoothed limestone floor.
In this video I take a closer look at the possible explanations why it has missing T-pillars. Was it dismantled, was it unfinished, was it even meant to be an enclosure in the first place? Watch the video to learn more.
All images are taken from Google Images for educational purposes only.
00:00 - Introduction
02:23 - Layout of Göbekli Tepe
02:44 - Enclosure E
07:00 - Why the Missing Pillars?
11:39 - Conclusion