Sunday, August 3, 2008

Oldest Map in the World

Cartography was not supposed to be a very old discipline. But that is not true.

The oldest map in the world is apprx. 8000 years old and was painted on the walls of Catalhoyuk. In the map, you can clearly see the twin cones of an erupting volcano. The mountain is Hasan Dag, located near to Catalhoyuk. I, myself, climbed the mountain two times. It is an incredible mountain just in the middle of the vast plains.

In the painting, you can clearly see the Konya Plain behind the mountain. Foreground, the map of the village can clearly be seen.
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