The first painted statue and one of the most realistic human statues was discovered in the ancient sites of Gobeklitepe and Karahantepe in Turkey. The archaeological excavation site is located in Sanliurfa and has artifacts dating back 12,000 years. This famous ancient site was discovered in 1963 by researchers from Istanbul and Chicago universities.
A human statue was discovered in an excavation at Karahantepe, Turkey, which is considered one of the most important settlements of the Neolithic period. The 2.3-meter human statue, which is a candidate for one of the most impressive examples of prehistoric art with a realistic facial expression, sits on a fixed bench on the ground. A vulture and stone plates were also found in this area.
This place is known as the oldest temple in the world and is called "zero point of history". It is registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List.