First depiction of conjoined twins
(southern Anatolia)
The oldest known depiction of a pair of conjoined twins is a white marble statue of two women joined at the hip, dating from between 4000 and 2200 BC. It was discovered in a Neolithic shrine in southern Anatolia, the peninsula between the Mediterranean and Black seas. The first known written account dates to 945 and recounts the short lives of conjoined brothers brought to Constantinople (now Istanbul) from Armenia for exhibition.