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Gordion Seals and Sealings: Individuals and Society

Dusinberre examines seals and the impressions left by them that were used in antiquity and were excavated from the site of Gordion, now in Turkey but once the capital city of ancient Phrygia, the seat of King Midas, and place where Alexander cut the knot barring him from Asia. The seals range in time from about 1800 BCE to about 400 CE, and in size from less than a centimeter to almost 10 centimeters. The unusually careful excavations have allowed scholars to reconstruct the context and something of the use of each seal and to place the glyphic art within the larger aesthetic framework of its time. All but the first 29 pages are devoted to a catalogue and line drawings. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR...

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Ancient Turkey: A Traveller's History

A book review: Very well written and very readable, presented with the mastery and wisdom of long and intimate experience. . . . It will awaken and stimulate the interest of lay readers, provide a welcome historical frame that is lacking in most accounts of Anatolian archaeology, and be an instructive and delightful companion for professional scholars."--Crawford H. Greenewalt, Jr., University of California, Berkeley.

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Tumuli on the Way to Gordium City of King Midas Near Ankara

Phyrgian Tile of King Midas' Palace at Ancient Gordium City Near Ankara

Exploring the Phrygian Tumulus of King Midas Near Ankara

Ancient Phyrgian Pottery at King Midas' Palace at Ancient Gordium CityNear Ankara