Photographer's Note

This Phrygian (Frigian) pottery, taken from the tomb of the father of King Midas, is dated at 740 BC. It is now in the Gordion Museum across the street from the tumulus. I had to wait 20 minutes for the cleaners to gently dust them, but managed to get a shot when they had finished. It is not often that I get to upload to an entirely new location in TE so here is one more. There are about a dozen or so shots taken from the train near Polatli but none from Gordion or Yassihuyuk.

"In 1939, Rodney Young and a team from the University of Pennsylvania opened a chamber tomb at the heart of the Great Tumulus (in Greek, Μεγάλη Τούμπα) - 53 metres in height, about 300 metres in diameter - on the site of ancient Gordion (modern Yassihöyük, Turkey), where there are more than 100 tumuli of different sizes and from different periods. They discovered a royal burial, its timbers recently dated as cut to about 740 BC complete with remains of the funeral feast and "the best collection of Iron Age drinking vessels ever uncovered". (Wikipedia)

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  • Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17204 W: 1065 N: 37900] (171888)
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