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Jason Goodwin: The ruins 7,000 years older than Stonehenge which overthrow the way we think about our common past

If you’re visiting somewhere extraordinary such as Göbekli Tepe, don’t snap away on your phone — take a sketchbook. Jason Goodwin explains why.

‘I would like,’ I said, ‘to learn how to draw. I only have 10 days.’

The walls of John Meaker’s Abbotsbury studio in Dorset are lined 20ft high with oils and charcoal sketches and a number of empty easels stand around on the floor. Mr Meaker didn’t bat an eyelid, until I told him I was planning to revisit…

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