When ancient Armenians built Portasar about 12,000 years ago there was already some kind of level of sophisticated organization which was surely required to accomplish such a massive undertaken for its time period. Here I need to mention that Portasar is the old name of what is now called Gobekle Tepe which is a direct translation of Armenian “Portasar” which means Mountain Navel. Ex. Big Hayq; Armenian Kingdom of Kilikia; Urfa(Urha), Last name was Edesia province
Turkey presents Armenian Portasar to the world as a Turkish Stonehenge.
Portasar is a great ritualistic-religious-scientific building, which is situated in the Western Armenia and has 18,500-years-old history. Vachagan Vahradyan, candidate of biological sciences, adviser and chief scientist to the Armenian scientific party of Oxford University’s ‘Stones and Stars’ project, said that the Turks ascribe the establishment of Portasar to themselves. According to Carl Schmidt, in the Armenian highland the haven was divided into constellations even 12-18 thousand years ago.
Vachagan Vahradyan says the Portasar was built in the eon of Scorpion. Griffon was painted on the huge building. This one and other resemblances come to prove that Portasar has a lot in common with Karahunj; the builders belonged to the same culture.
The scientist says the existence of such a monument creates basis for casting doubt on the opinion about the knowledge of the old civilization. Turkey organizes a number of exhibitions, representing the monument as a Turkish one before the world.
Portasar or Gobekli Tepe?
Portasar is situated in the South of the Armenian Highlands, 15 km south-east from the old city Urha/Edessa, Urfa/ of Armenian Mesopatamia. The discovery of the cultural layers/three layers/ of Portasar shows that it was a religious-ritual centre for sedentary people for several millenniums. The territory is in Armenian cultural area.
Armenian is one of the oldest languages of the region/Armenian Highlands and surrounding areas, Small Asia/which, according to the recent studies, was a spoken language 8000-9000 years ago. The name Portasar given to the monument means the centre of the Earth and life, navel, mountain. By the way, Portasar was named by people who knew it was a religious-ritual monument. They knew that life existed not only on the Earth, but also in Heaven, they worshiped Anggh/Angel/ as the God who connected these two worlds. And stone pillars/cross statues, stone obelisks, stone icons and later also xachqars/ existed in Armenia all the times. This about 12 thousand year-old monument, discovered in Armenian Mesopotamia, is the archeological proof which, along with comparative linguistics allows to say that Armenia is the cradle of modern civilization.
It’s worth to mention an interesting testimony preserved in Armenian historiography. Pavstos Buzand/V century/, telling about the deeds of the Armenian King Pap/353-374/, writes that he sent a delegation to the Greek king saying. “Cesaria and also ten other cities belonged to us. Give them back. Urha was founded by our ancestors, so if you don’t want disagreement between us, give them back. Otherwise we will wage a war.” (Pavstos Buzand, Armenian History, Yerevan, 1968, page 27, chapter ԼԲ). As it was mentioned above the monument could be named Portasar only by Hay-Armens, who were inhabitants of the region and knew about the religious-ritual nature of it. And the Turks, who appeared in those areas only 8-9 centuries ago, could not know that the mountain was a cultural monument.
So this is enough to conclude that it were Hay-Armens, the ancient inhabitants of the area who gave the name Portasar to the monument. Later, as in most other cases the Turks have simply translated the name and now are trying to introduce the monument to the world with the name Gobekli Tepe. We should note that there are a lot of placenames in Armenia which point the sense and purport of the words like Portasar /Gandzasar-gandz+sar(treasure mountain), Ukhtasar-ukht+sar( Mountain of Covenant), Yerkatasar-yerkat+sar(Iron Mountain). The same is in the case of Portasar.
The assemblage was built some 11,600 years ago dated 10th millennium BC, seven millennia before the Great Pyramid of Giza. It contains the oldest known temple. Indeed, Portasar (Göbekli Tepe) is the oldest known example of monumental architecture—the first structure human beings put together that was bigger and more complicated than a hut. When these pillars were erected, so far as we know, nothing of comparable scale existed in the world.
Portasar is located in Western Armenia, in the historic Armenian region of Urha, often referred in Turkish as Urfa or Riha. The letter “F” is very rarely used in the Armenian language, it is speculated that the sound “F” perpetuates is unholy or not a correct sound. By etymology the name “Urha” is Armenian, the word “Hurrian” HUR comes from Armenian “fire”, the Kingdom of Mitanni is considered to be one of several proto-Armenian Kingdom’s. AR, HAR, ER, HER, YER, HOR, KHAR, KHOR, UR, HUR, KHUR have the same meaning. And you have to know that the vocal can change, just the consonant keeps on. Ar, Ur, Er, Ir etc – and that word are made by one consonant and one or two vocals, which can change their place on either side of the consonant. According to a number of scholars, Ar, was a shorter version of Ara or Arar(ich), Creator. The worship of Ar was wide spread amongst early Armenians who worshipped this deity and simply called him the Creator (Ara or Ararich).
The first mentioning of Armenians in the region of Urha, was first mentioned in the epic of Naram Sin, where Naram Sin the Akkadian tyrant went to war against the neighboring Armeni tribes in2254–2218 BCE, whose King Armanum (Aram) had a powerful kingdom in the current day region of South-Eastern Turkey, and Northern Syria, with its heart in the city of Ebla.
The Armenians regard Urha as a holy city, because it is believed that Mesrop Mashtots revived the Ancient Armenian alphabet in this city.
This region has always had an historic Armenian presence, and since the times of historical documentation, whether it be on tablets or scrolls, the Armenians have been recorded more so in this region than any other known ethnic group since the beginning of historical documentation. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Armenians were still the majority as a single ethnic group in the city of Urha. It was only during the genocide, where local Turkish, and Kurdish muslim’s drove out the Armenian populace, and sought out to destroy them. The formation of Neolithic tribes in the Armenian Highland, gave birth to these advanced peoples who had strong national identity, and would later form the Proto-Armenian Kingdoms of the Armenian Highland, being Mitanni, and Ararat (Urartu) in particular.
So Portasar is the oldest name of the monument and truly demonstrates the sense, purport and meaning of this ancient monument of the Armenian Highlands.
Portasar has a direct connection with Karahunj, see https://narinnamkn.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=357&action=edit
A number of articles by Anjela Teryan, Joe Rogan, Duncan Trussell, Klaus Schmidt
1. (Archeological Perspectives on the Localization of Naram-Sin’s Armanum, Adelheid Otto, Journal of Cuneiform Studies, Vol. 58, (2006), pp. 1–26).