Posts Tagged ‘Painting’

  • Oldest warning sign may be in Çatalhöyük

    on Nov 7, 13 • in Archaeology, Art, Neolithic, News, Turkey • with Comments Off

    A mural has been discovered in Çatalhöyük and it could be the world’s earliest warning sign, according to researchers. DHA photo

    In a play on the old adage “if walls could talk,” a mural has been discovered that could be the world’s earliest warning sign, Daily Mail has reported. The 9,000-year-old painting, found on a wall buried in the ancient Turkish settlement of Çatalhöyük in the central Anatolian province of Konya, shows a village in front of an erupting volcano. Researchers now believe, through the use of mineral dating and geochemical tests, that the volcano shown in the painting is the nearby Mount Hasan, found 70 miles from the settlement site. It is thought the mural

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