Berthold Steinhilber/Laif/Redux

MEGALITHIC MENAGERIE. Despite the primitive age of the sanctuary at Göbekli Tepe, the carvings reflect a high level of artisanship depicting a plethora of animal figures in both low and high relief, including vultures and scorpions, lions, bulls, boars, foxes, gazelles, asses, snakes, other birds and reptiles such as the crocodile-like figure pictured here.