Pictures and Images of Phrygian Antiquities and Artefacts - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara { 168 images } Created 6 Dec 2018

Pictures photos images of ancient Phrygian antiquities and artefacts from the museum collection of the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The Phrygians occupied larges areas of the Anatolia highlands during the 8th-6th centuries BC. The Phrygian Civilisation Phrygians, who were called in the ancient sources as Bryg or Brigs, were one of the Thracian peoples that migrated from Macedonia and Thrace to Anatolia through the Bosporus, settled in the Sangarios River Valley, and continued to move south and eastward, into the Anatolian heartland. It is widely accepted that the Thracian migrations began ca. 1200 BC and lasted nearly 400 years. . The heartland of Phrygia was the Sangarios River Valley, with the capital at Gordion (Polath-Yassihoyuk), but evidence of Phrygian culture has been found in many areas of central Anatolia. The first king of the Phrygian Kingdom known in history is Gordios. After Gordios, his son Midas, who was called Mita of the Mushki people in Assyrian sources, became the king and was known in ancient legends as the king who turned anything he touched into gold. It is not clear how and when the Phrygian Kingdom ceased to exist politically. Archeological data shows that there was stability and prosperity at Gordion in the late 7th century BC, which means that the kingdom was still independent by the time of the Halys (Kizilirmak) campaign (590 BC) of the Lydian king Alyattes (610-560BC) , as Herodotus reports. Neither in western nor in eastern sources is there any solid evidence for the successors of Midas. The powerful influence of Phrygian culture survived until the appearance of Christianity in the region at the end of Roman rule. The Phrygian antiquities collection at the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations majors on finds from Gordion. The main highlight of Gordion is a burial mound at the heart of which was discovered an intact burial chamber. The wealth of the grave good excavated here has led academics to believe this was a Royal tomb. Even wooden items of furniture were unearthed undamaged after over 2000 years of being buried. The Phrygian collection also has many examples of the Phrygian grey pottery which is very distinctive, as well as a huge collection of bronze vessels of all descriptions.

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