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Catal Huyuk - Çatalhöyük

Catal Huyuk, often described as 'the world's oldest city', was made by the Hittites in central Anatolia. The city was built with the houses joined together. There were no windows or doors: access was from roof level. But, as shown on the drawing, there were also outdoor courts. Their use is not known (it could have been for plants and/or animals) but they fit the definition of a garden as an 'enclosed outdoor space'. As can be seen from the map, the city is surrounded by productive flat land which could have been used or agriculture or horticulture.

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  • almost 3 years by Ranabir Chakraborty 3 / 5

    There is a great deal of similarity between Mohenjodaro (3200BC) in Indus valley and Catal Hoyuk.,except the former had well developed water and waste management. While Catal may have been troubled by the volcanoe eruptions, it is possible for these people to move put and settle at Mhenjodaro. This civilisation also got disturbed due to shift of Monsoon and dying of River Sarswati. It got over by 1600 BC and people merged with Indian populi to the east. The cuneiform script is still not deciphered. Both symbolised the Bull. Both civilisation had rectangular rooms.made of earthen brick. Mohenjodaro which came later used baked brick.
    I will be happy to get more on this subject.
  • over 7 years by Anonymous 1 / 5

    i would like to see an actual map of catal huyuk for my report in social studies im the poster docent and i need a map and i can't find one

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Reconstructed house interior, with bull's horns

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