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Catalhuyuk Archeological Site

Catalhuyuk Archeological Site
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This is a half day tour including Catalhuyuk Archelogical Site & Boncuklu Huyuk Archeological site and Konya Archeological Museum. Catalhüyük Archeological site which is in UNESCO World Heritage List, is obviously the largest, most developed and one of the oldest city settlement in the World. It dates back to the Neolithic period (7200-6500 BC),and it is known to have been the first proto-city settlement in Anatolia. Boncuklu Huyuk archelogical site which dates back to the Neolithic period is 10 km from Çatalhüyük . 10.000 years ago it was part of a revolution which made settled life in houses and farming a normal part of people’s lives. If you are interested in archeology and prehistory it is definitely the best places you should see. We offer you private transportation and a very special tour accompanied by informative , friendly ,reliable and professional guide.
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  • Duration: 5h
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Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 181068P2
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Important information
Inclusions
No lunch because this is a half-day tour program. • Private transportation • All Fees and Taxes • Professional Guiding • Hotel pick up and Drop Off • Entry/Admission - Konya Archaeological Museum
Exclusions
Any tip for the guide and driver
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up from any hotel, airport, bus and train station in Konya.
Airports:
Konya Airport, Konya Turkey
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
No lunch because this is a half-day tour program. • Private transportation • All Fees and Taxes • Professional Guiding • Hotel pick up and Drop Off • Entry/Admission - Konya Archaeological Museum
Exclusions
Any tip for the guide and driver
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up from any hotel, airport, bus and train station in Konya.
Airports:
Konya Airport, Konya Turkey
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Infant seats available
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
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  • 1
    Catalhoyuk
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 2
    Boncuklu Hoyuk
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    Konya Archaeological Museum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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Erhan Yildirim
Turkey1,664 contributions
Open-Air Museum of the Neolithic period
Mar 2021
çatalhöyük, located about 50 km southeast of konya province in the central Anatolia region of Turkey, does not have any problems with transportation.you can reach it very easily.you should definitely see the excavations of this Neolithic settlement, consisting of 2 Hills about 20 meters high.now I want to tell you about the Neolithic period and çatalhöyük.
Çatalhöyük (Catalhoyuk) mound
Open-Air Museum of the Neolithic period
Çatalhöyük consists of 2 Hills belonging to the Neolithic and Chalcolithic period ,located on both sides of çarşamba Creek ,located in the center of the Anatolian peninsula, located at the crossing point of 3 major continents, about 50 km southeast of konya province. çatalhöyük was discovered in the late 1950s and excavations were started in the early 1960s. it has been used as a settlement area continuously for about 2000 years and is like an open-air museum that allows us to understand the settled Society of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic period consisting of about 20 different layers with all the Found artifacts. The first settlement at Çatalhöyük was Neolithic about 9400 years ago. It happened in the age. In an area of 13.5 hectares on the edge of old Konya Lake Çatalhöyük settlement, which was founded and is thought to have been inhabited continuously for about two thousand years, is dated to the Neolithic period “Doğu Çatalhöyük " (B.C.7400– 6200) and “West Çatalhöyük” dated to the Chalcolithic Period (B.C. 6200–5200) it consists of two mounds. Homes abandoned over time, new arrivals as a result, they built new houses on it, filling it with soil it rose in layers and formed a 21-meter peak. çatalhöyük has made the Neolithic period commemorated with art with its unusual finds. Weaving, woodworking, mining, Obsidian craftsmanship, murals and reliefs, stone and clay figurines shed light on the art aspect of the period. The temple in the settlement and the statuettes it contains have developed a religion, the birth of architectural and conscious planning, the economy of advanced agriculture and animal husbandry and a large number of captured it is possible to witness the progress in the trade of raw materials with imported materials. in addition to various items, superior jewelry works were obtained from forged copper or rare Stones. çatalhöyük houses, which have a regular city plan, are used for pantry and food production in addition to the main room 1 or It consists of side rooms ranging from 3. Main rooms entered from the roof a staircase is used to enter from the roof, and a stove is located below the staircase. The point where the ladder is located is also the exit point of the smoke coming out of the stove. The main room was often repainted, probably due to smoke coming out of the hearth. During the day, light comes from the stairwell to houses that are dark. and because of this, the main room is quite bright. For better reflection of light, the walls were painted white with limestone. A painting of rooms White another reason is to eliminate the heat generated by the stove. At home on cold winter nights the time spent has contributed to people's socialization. adjacent planned structures
it is seen to be built in a honeycomb shape, conjoined and closed outwards. Çatalhöyük houses were built of Quadrangular Adobe, a mixture of sun-dried mud and straw, using Reed and wood poles and plaster. Region mudbrick and Reed were easily found, making use of the swamp. Çatalhöyük, which has similar characteristics with the architecture of adobe houses in Anatolia today between the walls of their house are tree plantings. On these pylons incoming beams carry the flat ceiling, while the ceiling top cover is compressed onto the Reed it is covered with white, thin and sticky clay. Çatalhöyük with the addition of the neighborhoods while the buildings around the courtyards create the neighborhoods city established. There are no streets in the city and the people who live here they provided passage through the roofs of the houses and also entered the houses through these roofs.
çatalhöyük helps us to understand the belief systems,rituals,symbols and cosmic world of the Neolithic period with its many cult and ritual symbols. wild cattle horns or horned skulls plastered with clay (ancestral cult),skulls(skull cult),goddess(Cybele) statue (Mother Earth,fertility and life cult) are some of the features that make çatalhöyük unique. the male God and the male cult, which dominated the neoltic period and before it, are replaced by the cult of the Mother Goddess along with çatalhöyük. A mural with a Çatalhöyük drawing was found during excavations in 1960
. A large part of this unusual mural was painted on the north wall. The third section is pictured on the eastern edge of the House. Monochrome one the picture is. B. carbon testing pictureC shows that it was built in 6300. On the north wall of the painting on plaster part of it was dismantled in four parts. Three pieces are exhibited in Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum Pictured are quadrangular structures, often built in terraces in front it has a total area of. After the city, an erupting volcano is seen, covered with volcanic stones, whose slopes are rolling down. A cloud of smoke and ash sits above it, from the erupting crater similar parts are thrown into the air. Double cone pictorial of the mountain, Konya It depicts the eruption of Mount Hasan, located at the eastern end of the plain. It is believed that this volcano is the extinct volcano of today, Mount Hasan . This picture shows the twin-crested volcanic Mount Hasan rising just beyond the village's borders it shows a view of the village. On a surface out of human hands it is considered one of the earliest paintings ever made.
çatalhöyük has opened a new era related to the Neolithic period and continues to open...........
Written April 29, 2021
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Trish O
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions
Selene Travel and Çatalhöyük - Outstanding site near Konya - 9,500 years old
Sep 2019
When visiting Cappadocia a few days ago (September 2019) I looked at the map more closely and realised that Göreme was only 3 hours away from a very important archeaological site - Çatalhöyük, near Konya. I had studied archaeology at university (decades ago) and vividly remember learning about Çatalhöyük and the prehistory of the Anatolian Plateau. I talked my husband into changing our travel plans, and found that Selene Travel offer tours to this and an even older site. Selene Travel were great at providing very helpful advice on how to get there, met us off the bus from Göreme, found us a good hotel and everything went very smoothly. Fatima is a great guide, informed, observant and thoughtful. Visiting these sites is much, much better with a guide, you get the context of environmental changes and the differences between earlier and later excavations. We even had bonus sheep on the road - a moment of nostalgia for our home country of New Zealand.
This afternoon tour was so informative and useful that we promptly signed up for a tour the next morning - to visit important sites in Konya itself
Note to TripAdvisor I would have added photos but got an error message about file types - even though I hadn't selected an image.
Written September 21, 2019
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selenetravel
Thank you very much for your review.
Written September 30, 2019
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Gerd H
Stavanger, Norway5 contributions
Exeptional service
Aug 2019 • Friends
Extremely nice and informative guide. Had a Great time and i definetly recommend this/these tours for everyone wgo want a worthwhile tour!
Written August 14, 2019
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selenetravel
Thank you for your review
Written September 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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