Urfa Man / Balıklıgöl Statue, c. 10,000 BC
Discovered in 1993, this is the oldest life-sized human statue in the world (measuring about 6ft / 2m). It is one of many archaeological discoveries from sites still being excavated in Turkey, centred around Göbekli Tepe, that question our understandings of origin and ancient civilizations
(And the obsidian eyes are amazing)
Check out some Göbekli Tepe-related photos from National Geographic HERE

Urfa Man / Balıklıgöl Statue, c. 10,000 BC

Discovered in 1993, this is the oldest life-sized human statue in the world (measuring about 6ft / 2m). It is one of many archaeological discoveries from sites still being excavated in Turkey, centred around Göbekli Tepe, that question our understandings of origin and ancient civilizations

(And the obsidian eyes are amazing)

Check out some Göbekli Tepe-related photos from National Geographic HERE