Anatolia has reared people who have made their mark on the world’s cultural, religious and scientific history. The first urbanisation in the world was Çatalhöyük, in the Central Anatolia, at around 7.000 B.C.. The winged flying horse, Pegasus, and th flame breathing monster, Chiemera are at Çıralı, in Anltalya. There are secred Olympos mountains in Anatolia. The mythical god of science and medicine, Askpion, and the healt nurse Hiygania are both from Bergama; Apollon, the god of the moon and ıof beauty, his sister Artemis, and their mother Leto are from Lykia; Pan, the flute playing gof the music, the forest, and joy is from Menderes; Dianysos, the god of wine and the theatre is from Nyssa/ Sultanhisar.
The mythical vomen known as the Amazons were based in Samsun Terme, on the Black Sea coast. The famous classic written by Homer about Odysseus finding the Golden Fleece also takes place on the shores of the Black Sea. Samas, the god of the sun is from Harran, in Northern Mesopotamia. The prophet Abraham, who is a prophet in three secred world religions from Urfa, and his father Azer is from Harran. The first written peace agreement in the world was the Kades Agreement, signed between the Anatolian Hittites and the Egyptians in 1299 B.C.
The first mythical battle manouvre took place in Troy, in North Western Anatolia. The first sculpting school in the world was established in Gaziantep. One of the 7 wonders of the world, “Efes artemision” and the “Mausoleum of Halikarnas” are in Western Anatolia. Among the world’s famous philosophers, historians and scientists, the great thinker Diyojen was from Sinop, Historian Homer from İzmir, historian Homer from Haliharnas, geographer Strabon from Amasya,, architect Hippadamos from Milet, philosopher Biyas from Piriene, geographer Paussanias from Manisa, the founder of mosaics, Sosos from Bergama, astronomer Apollonios from Perge, and poet Kallinos is from Efes. These are just a few of the hundres of the portraits from the antique period.