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THE GOLDEN AGE OF KING MIDAS: EXHIBITION CATALOGUE. Ed. by C. Brian Rose and Gareth Darbyshire. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, 2016. Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia. 208 pp. with 305 ills. (297 col.). 29 x 23 cm. ISBN 9780924171833 In English.
Publisher's description: Gordion is frequently remembered as the location of an intricate knot ultimately cut by Alexander, but in antiquity it served as the center of the Phrygian kingdom that ruled much of Asia Minor during the early millennium B.C.E. The site lies approximately seventy kilometers southeast of Ankara in central Turkey, at the intersection of the great empires of the East (Assyrians, Babylonians, and Hittites) and the West (Greeks and Romans). Consequently, it occupied a strategic position on nearly all trade routes that linked the Mediterranean and the Near East. The University of Pennsylvania has been excavating at Gordion since 1950, unearthing a wide range of discoveries that span nearly four millennia. The vast majority of these artifacts attests to the city's interactions with the other great kingdoms and city states of the Near East during the Iron Age and Archaic periods (ca. 950-540 B.C.E.), especially Assyria, Urartu, Persia, Lydia, Greece, and the Neo-Hittite city-states of North Syria, among others. Gordion is thus the ideal centerpiece of an exhibition dealing with Anatolia and its neighbors during the first millennium B.C.E.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Near and Middle East/Islamic Art (Traditional) — Turkey — Ceramics, Metalwork
Plans: 71,75
Worldwide Number: 082855
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