Photographs of Catalhöyük

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A reconstructed house - the door should be in the top! Inside the house
A wallpainting inside the house

Current excavation

Current excavation
A mural inside the house Storage jars inside the house

Catalhöyük at Cumra, 45 km south of Konya, is a fascinating Neolithic site in Central Anatolia dating from the 10th-8th millennium B.C., which makes it one of the world's oldest towns. Archaeologists have found that holes in the roofs of the mud houses were the entrances.
This Neolithic settlement is the largest and most complex known in the world. Here is evidence of one of the first agricultural - based settlements and a place where women may have had a central leadership role. Found amid the ruins were wooden, metal, and earthenware artifacts, as well as murals, bas-reliefs, and sculptures that can be seen in the Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.

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