Thursday, 23 May 2024
Çatalhöyük Will Be More Known in the World

Çatalhöyük Will Be More Known in the World

Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay stated that they are working to make Çatalhöyük, one of the oldest known settlements in the world, more known all over the world.

Çatalhöyük is an ancient city with a history of 9500 years, in the heart of Anatolia, the cradle of civilizations, at the intersection of roads connecting the world. Dominating the fertile Konya Plain, these historical ruins share the world's first examples of civil and religious architecture, the power of artistic and cultural traditions, and the colorful traces of 2000 years of uninterrupted city life with their visitors. Çatalhöyük awaits for visitors in its place where it has existed for 2000 years, within the borders of the Küçükköy quarter of Çumra district, with its fascinating architectural structures and its city that still seems alive even today, and only 9 kilometers away from its ancestors in Boncuklu Mound.

Konya Metropolitan Municipality has reached 90 percent in the construction of Çatalhöyük Promotion and Welcome Center. The center will be an important step for Konya to be more recognized in the world. Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay stated that they aim to increase the recognition of Çatalhöyük, which is based on a history of nearly 10 thousand years, and said, "As you know, Çatalhöyük, which is one of the oldest known city settlements in the world and contains many firsts that illuminate human history, is located in Konya. We are also working to make Çatalhöyük more known all over the world. In this context, it will make a great contribution to the promotion of Çatalhöyük; We are building a promotion and welcome center with an area of 4 thousand 500 square meters in a land of 28 thousand 500 square meters and which has the quality of a museum. When our Çatalhöyük Welcome Center is completed, it will have the title of Turkey's largest wooden public investment."

Stating that the physical structure is about to be completed and then the visual works describing Çatalhöyük will be started in the interior, President Altay stated that the center will start to serve in 2023.