Past in Perspective

It is more difficult to rule yourself than to rule a city.
–Jordan Peterson

Catalhoyuk was a city that dates back to 7500 to 5700 BC. It is located up two hills that had a river running in between them once. According to the remains, the city is expected to be residential as no public buildings were ever discovered. Mudbrick homes are clustered very close to one another; no streets or paths have been excavated either. The houses themselves acted as streets since one could walk on them and the rooms were found to be surprisingly clean. Waste was locked away in a room and the society appeared to have been rather equal. There were no markets of nobility, and men and women may have been equal as well. The town developed and honed the skill of agriculture, using new technology and efficiency mechanisms that these people discovered throughout centuries.

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