Göbekli Tepe: Temples From 10,000 B.C.

Jim

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eeeek!

maybe crocodile/alligator - is komodo dragon a possibility? And something dog or catlike.... so wolf or jaguar?
The Nile crocodile once ranged over portions the middle east (Egypt, Israel, Iraq etc.) during times when it wasn't dry (like the last few thousand years. "Note: some people believe the leviathan in the Bible was a giant Nile crocodile, not to far away from the site". Large monitors may have lived there as well.
 

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Some sites do refer to this relief as a crocodile:

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but with its short, round and bear-like head, small ears, front-facing eyes, a hint of whiskers around the muzzle and apparent claws, I wonder if it could be a wolverine:

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The wolverine's European habitat has shrunk a bit over the millennia and is now limited to the Balkans and northern mountainous regions but, 10,000 years ago, I reckon there was a fair chance of this aggressive predator prowling around Göbekli Tepe.
 
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