Children meet cultural heritage in ancient Çatalhöyük

Free workshops will be organized for children in the Çatalhöyük Neolithic settlement between June 19 and July 26.

The Shell Çatalhöyük Archaeology Summer Workshop is organized by Shell Turkey, which has contributed to the excavations, carried out by Stanford University, at the UNESCO world heritage site since 1995. 

Çatalhöyük drawing world's attention to Anatolia

Çatalhöyük's inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List has done wonders for tourism at the 9,000-year-old site in Central Anatolia, according to the head of the excavations at the site, Professor Ian Hodder. 

"There has been an increase in the number of tourists. Çatalhöyük has become the center of archaeological tourism," he said.