Gordion (1957)

Category: Expedition & Excavation Footage

Length: 16:08

Film ID F16-0715
Film Description Unedited or partially edited footage

Excavations in the Great Tumulus. Turkey

In 1950, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology began excavations at the ancient Phrygian capital of Gordion in central Turkey. The Museum's Gordion Project continues into the new century, with researchers from many disciplines and with many specializations contributing to a growing-and sometimes changing-body of information and understanding about this complex and multifaceted site, inhabited by peoples and diverse civilizations for millennia. In its seventh season, in 1957, the early Gordion expedition team, led by Dr. Rodney Young, made one of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. In the largest burial mound at the site, they located what eventually came to be identified as the tomb of Gordion's most famous son, King Midas.

Please see the following link for more information on Gordion Expedition, until further cataloging can be added.

Video Category Expedition & Excavation Footage
Topics Turkey, Antiquities, King Midas, University Museum expeditions, Fieldwork, Gordion, Gordium

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