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    DescriptionSome of the most dramatic new discoveries in Asia Minor have been made at Gordion, the Phrygian capital that controlled much of central Asia Minor for close to two centuries. The most famous ruler of the kingdom was Midas, who regularly negotiated with Greeks in the west and Assyrians in the east during his reign. Excavations have been conducted at Gordion over the course of the last 60 years, all under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. In spite of the economic and political importance of Gordion and the Phrygians, the site is consistently omitted from courses in Old World archaeology, primarily because Gordion lies too far to the west for many Near Eastern archaeologists, and too far to the east for classical archaeologists. Moreover, there is no book that offers a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the material culture of Gordion during the Phrygian period, a gap that will be filled by this volume. The chapters cover all aspects of Gordion's Phrygian settlement topography from the arrival of the Phrygians in the tenth century B.C. through the arrival of Alexander the Great in 333 B.C., focusing on the site's changing topography and the consistently fluctuating interaction between the inhabitants and the landscape. A reexamination of the material culture of Phrygian Gordion is particularly timely, given the dramatic recent changes in the site's chronology, wherein the dates of many discoveries have changed by as much as a century. The authors are among the leading experts in Near Eastern archaeology, historic preservation, paleobotany, and ancient furniture, and their articles highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Gordion project. A significant component of the book is a new color phase plan of the site that succinctly presents the topography in diachronic perspective.


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    Title
    The Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion, Royal City of Midas
    Subtitle
    Gordion Special Studies 7
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Charles Brian Rose
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 221 mm
    Height: 284 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,497 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781934536483
    ISBN 10: 1934536482
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    B&T General Subject: 750
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    LC classification: DS156.G6 A74 2012
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    13 color, 230 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Imprint name
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
    Publication date
    02 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Philadelphia
    Author Information
    C. Brian Rose is Pritchard Professor of Classical Studies and History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania and Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
    Review quote
    "This good, interesting, and important volume is crucial not only to the Iron Age chronology of the Phrygian capital of Gordion but generally to the eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, and Assyria."-Journal of Near Eastern Studies