The President of the Dakila Research Association, Urandir Fernandes de Oliveira led the 7th Zigurats Expedition, which took place in Turkey in October 2013. A group of 80 researchers participated in this research, who traveled from west to east of Turkey in search of information to complement research related to the ancient kingdoms of antiquity. Leaving Istanbul on October 18, they reached Dara on October 27.
Most of the surveyed locations showed references to ancient civilizations and kingdoms that inhabited the land in remote past. Istanbul, which was the starting point, was the site of ancient Byzantium and Constantinople. Already close to Izmir locality a lot of information was collected in Ephesus, where is the most perfect and preserved greek stadium. Magnificently preserved buildings, such as the Celso's Library, O Hadrian's Gate it's the Hellenistic Theater, in addition to fountains, streets, Roman baths and commercial agoras.
O Temple of Aphrodisias , located in Aphrodisias, which was a small Greek town in Caria close to the current village of Geyre in Turkey, showed magnificent sculptures, sarcophagi, pillars, among other works, all made in marble. The researchers collected a lot of precious information in this place that confront traditional archeology, due to the richness of details and precision of the cutouts, since in our current technology it is not possible to perform similar works. This information also compares dates and shows that the kingdoms that existed in antiquity had a development, both cultural and technological, more advanced than what traditional archeology believes.
Urandir and the research team were also at a underground city known as Yeralti Sehri (Underground City), which is one of the more than 200 underground cities ever found in Turkey, which is one of the few that are available for visitation.
Other places surveyed were the Euphrates River, which is one of the rivers that form Mesopotamia and the town of Antioquia, where references to the lineage of the Amazon were found, showing that they had passage in the region.
At the Mount Nemrut, Urandir and his team cataloged immense statues of lions, eagles and giant statues of gods and King Antiochus, most of which were extraordinarily well preserved. They are arranged on two platforms and correspond to the statues of the gods Apollo, Zeus, the half-god Hercules, the goddess Comagena of fertility Tic and the Antiochian king of Comagena. In this place, it was possible to make association with other archeological sites previously researched, referring to a specific kingdom that built its monuments in high mountains. What left researchers very puzzled is that the archaeologists who are excavating are unable to access the part of the pyramid where the hierotheseion tomb would be, because there is currently no technology to perform the task.
Urandir and the research team also had a surprise in Göbekli Tepe, which is an archaeological site being excavated by German and Turkish archaeologists. This site is intriguing to archaeologists and researchers because it is unlike anything that has been seen until today, revolutionizing the knowledge of the Neolithic era and all theories about the beginning of civilization. Official dates start in 10 to 12 thousand years, where, according to traditional archeology, it is believed that man would not yet be building temples. The discoveries there also have an important impact on the history of religions. Foreign media has speculated connections to the famous biblical Garden of Eden. Interestingly, evidence from the Amazon was once again found here.
At the end of the Urandir expedition he was with the group in Dara, which was an important Byzantine fortress city in northern Mesopotamia, bordering the Sassanid Empire. The dating of these ruins is not accurate, but traces of occupation were found by the Sumerians on site. In this place, the importance of research is also due to the supposed fact of the passage of Christ in that region.
Finishing this stage of research in Turkey, Urandir and the group of researchers have more precious information to be able to understand and explain the past and the beginning of civilizations by crossing the evidence found in different parts of the Earth.