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Çatalhöyük
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Çatalhöyük at the time of the first excavations
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Seated goddess on a throne flanked by two lionesses. Catal Hutuk

Çatalhöyük was a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic proto-city settlement in southern Anatolia, which existed from approximately 7500 BC to 5700 BC, and flourished around 7000BC. It is the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site found to date. In July 2012, it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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