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Summary

Çatal Höyük Murals.

Class:

  • Find
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Çatalhöyük (Catal Hüyük) in Konya Province

Neolithic proto-city settlement in southern Anatolia. Approximately 7500 BC to 5700 BC

Çatalhöyük (Catal Hüyük), West Mound

Early Chalcolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük

Çatalhöyük

Çatalhöyük; stamp seals

Seated Woman of Çatalhöyük

Currently in Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The 6200 BC “map” of Çatalhöyük in Anatolia uncovered in 190s by James Mellaart. This mural  is thought to represent a nearby volcanic eruption and plan of the site. “One painting, he [Mellart] thought, seemed to represent a town plan of the Neolithic village, with an erupting volcano looming overhead.1”  New scientific evidence confirms a contemporaneous eruption at nearby Hasan Dağ.

See:

  1. http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-eastern-world/catalhoyuk-mural-the-earliest-representation-of-a-volcanic-eruption/
  2. Michael Balter, The Goddess and the Bull: Catalhoyuk: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization, New York etc., Simon and Schuster 2010, p. 24

References

  1. Michael Bulter. 2010, p. 25