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Skull cult remnants found in world’s oldest temple

Fragments of carved skulls found at the Göbekli Tepe site in Turkey offer evidence that this Stone Age civilisation venerated the skulls of some of its dead, writes Tim Wallace.

showing the drilled perforation at the top of the cranium used to suspend the skull with a cord (red) and carvings used to prevent the cord from slipping.
showing the drilled perforation at the top of the cranium used to suspend the skull with a cord (red) and carvings used to prevent the cord from slipping.