There were no streets in the city of Catalhoyuk


Çatalhöyük- The largest and best preserved neolithic settlement found to date, existed around 7000 BC. It’s discovery in 1958 proved that cities did not only develop in the agricultural societies of the fertile crescent.

There were no streets. People moved in small alleys and across the roofs of houses. Entrances to dwellings were through the roof openings also used as chimneys. The dead were entombed inside the mud brick platforms used as beds. The people of this city slept on the remains of their ancestors.

panosouth the archeological dig site


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