October 10th, 2009 10:17 EST
Mystery of the Six Towers Update -- Catal Huyuk
There is a possible connection between the Round Tower People and the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence -- Catal Huyuk [or Ã‡atal HÃ¶yÃ¼k]. The people of Catal Huyuk [in Turkey] date back to 6,500 B.C. They revered the vultures for carrying souls to the heavens. That is a clear tie with the Towers of Silence, where the dead are also left for the vultures.
The Round Tower People [discovered by Polish archaeologists from the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the Warsaw University in Tell Qaramel, Syria], had constructed the oldest round towers in the world in 9,650 B.C. I know of no reports of them decorating skulls, but they did sever some heads and bury them separately, even heads of wild asses.
A more stark connection is Jericho, a place where another Neolithic round tower was constructed [7000 to 8000 B.C]. The people of Jericho also decorated skulls. The round Jericho tower is strongly connected with the Five Towers.
Note that Towers of Silence are also round. What this means is that the Zoroastrians of Persia and the Parsis of India might well have carried a round tower culture to India, which might be traced back to the five round towers of 9650 B.C. This could even mean that Hinduism was influenced by the Five Towers. Egypt also revered the vulture, and round Irish tower windows were similar to unique Egyptian designs.
A less significant connection is bull worship in Catal Huyuk. That could stem from the buffalo image of the Five Towers, and might even be a connection with the island of Sardinia [as well as in ancient Knossos, Crete].
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