Çatalhöyük (çatal for fork -höyük for mound): a very large Neolithic & Chalcolithic settlement in S Anatolia, which existed from about 7500 -5700 BC. It is the largest & best-preserved Neolithic site found to date. Cradle of Civilization

Çatalhöyük (çatal for fork -höyük for mound): a very large Neolithic & Chalcolithic settlement in S Anatolia, which existed from about 7500 -5700 BC. It is the largest & best-preserved Neolithic site found to date. Cradle of Civilization

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The Sumerians were the first known people to settle in Mesopotamia over 7,000 years ago, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (modern day Iraq). Sumer was often called the cradle of civilization. By the 4th millennium BC, it had established an advanced system writing, spectacular arts and architecture, astronomy and mathematics. The origin of the Sumerians remains a mystery till this day.

The Sumerians were the first known people to settle in Mesopotamia over 7,000 years ago, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (modern day Iraq). Sumer was often called the cradle of civilization. By the 4th millennium BC, it had established an advanced system writing, spectacular arts and architecture, astronomy and mathematics. The origin of the Sumerians remains a mystery till this day.

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A map of the cradle of civilization map and of the biblical description of "The Garden Of Eden".

A map of the cradle of civilization map and of the biblical description of "The Garden Of Eden".

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Abrupt climate change may have rocked the cradle of civilization: Effects of climate on human societies -- ScienceDaily

Abrupt climate change may have rocked the cradle of civilization: Effects of climate on human societies -- ScienceDaily

Anatolia – The Craddle of Civilization « Cradle of Civilization: Boncuklu Höyük,   Catal Hayuk,  Aşıklı Höyük,  Hacilar,  Tell Halaf,  Tell Ubaid and Hattusa

Anatolia – The Craddle of Civilization « Cradle of Civilization: Boncuklu Höyük, Catal Hayuk, Aşıklı Höyük, Hacilar, Tell Halaf, Tell Ubaid and Hattusa

HowStuffWorks "The Foundation of Civilization" - Why Mesoptamia is called the cradle of civilization

HowStuffWorks "The Foundation of Civilization" - Why Mesoptamia is called the cradle of civilization

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