GORDION - YASSI HÖYÜK
Gordion, whose excavations started about 70 years ago, is now located to the east of the Sakarya River and is one of the widest mounds in the region. Gordion is known as the political and cultural capital of the Phrygians who ruled in Central Anatolia from the beginning of the first millennium BC. Albeit predominantly known for its Phrygian period finds, it is a settlement hosting cultural layers since the Bronze Age. Following the Early, Middle, and Late Bronze Ages, there are ruins belonging to the Early, Middle, and Late Phrygian (Achaemenid Persian) periods. Following this, Early and Late Hellenistic, Roman, and Medieval ruins are included in the stratigraphy of the mound.
Excavations were carried out under the supervision of Prof. Brian Rose from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, with the permission of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Republic of Turkey since 2013.
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