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Çatalhöyük, Cumra

The Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük was first discovered in the late 1950s and excavated by James Mellaart between 1961 and 1965. The site rapidly became famous internationally due to the large size and dense occupation of the settlement, as well as the spectacular wall paintin gs and other art that was uncovered inside the houses.

Since 1993 an international team of archaeologists, led by Ian Hodder, has been carrying out new excavations and research, in order to shed more light on the people that inhabited the site.

Visiting Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm
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  • It was on my bucket list To visit the oldest human settlement “Catalhuyuk” . We had been looking forward to this for some time as I had heard so much about the ruins and wanted to add a bit of...  more »
  • This is a not so well known site that goes back to almost 10,000 years from today. One of the oldest known town-like settlement sites in the world. From wikipedia: Çatalhöyük was a very large...  more »
  • I was amazed!, I cannot describe the feeling I had when I was standing at the first uncovered human built village. Very huge and impressive! It was a long drive for me from Hungary but it was worth!
  • An amazing exhibit that showcases the ingenuity of man. An active archeological site that allows visitors. Not your usual tourist site, but extremely interesting.
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