Historic Turkish metropolis sheds mild on Anatolian historical past

A view of the tumulus at historic website of Gordion which is within the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Listing, in Ankara, Turkey on August 08, 2018. Evrim Ayd?n/Anadolu Company

ANKARA:  Turkish historic metropolis of Gordion, which is inscribed in UNESCO’s Tentative Listing of World Heritage, sheds mild on Anatolian historical past.

Close to the Turkish capital Ankara, Yassihoyuk village within the historic metropolis of Gordion is thought for its over two-millennia-old cemeteries and historic stays which had been found throughout a railway development within the nineteenth century.

Round 750 vintage supplies together with mosaics and pebbles, which had been discovered throughout the archeological excavations at the moment are exhibited in Gordion museum.

The cemeteries across the museum narrate the approach to life of Phrygia, which was believed to settle in Anatolia after the collapse of the Hittite dynasty and Gordien was the political and cultural capital metropolis of them.

“The intact picket tomb beneath the Midas Mound Tumulus has no parallel anyplace,” UNESCO mentioned.

The Midas Mound Tumulus, one of many points of interest in Gordion, was constructed by King Midas for his father and is the second greatest after the Alyattes tumulus in western Turkey.

Professor Brian Rose, chief of archeological excavation staff, advised Anadolu company that they’ve discovered supplies that present historical past earlier than two millennia and the medieval interval.

“On this historic capital of Phrygians, we’ve solely found 10 pct of its historic traces,” he mentioned and famous the method wants consideration and persistence.

“Gordion was the political and cultural capital of the Phrygians, an necessary individuals of antiquity. It is likely one of the principal facilities of the traditional world. It’s the index website for understanding Phrygian tradition,” UNESCO mentioned concerning the metropolis.

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