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Living in a Neolithic Anatolian House

Catalhoyuk Neolithic House

Living in a neolithic Çatalhöyük House at Mid-Anatolian Plateau, Konya, Turkey. Exhibition at Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara, Turkey.



Sivrihisar, Pessinus

Adobe building material and construction technique used by Hittites are still used in Turkish villages as seen in Ballihisar village near Pessinus.

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Ox heads at neolithic Çatalhöyük House at Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara, Turkey.

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Ox head is the sacred symbol of the power and the letter A, (a, a, alpha, aleph).

More on Neolithic Living in Anatolia:
An Expedition into the Origins of Civilization: Çatalhöyük
Boncuklu Höyük: New settlement discovered in Konya, Turkey, dating back 11,000 years
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Archaeological Importance & History of Pinarbasi - Konya
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