University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The Golden Age of King Midas


Has Sound

Time: 00:51:09  

Views: 11,444  

Film Description:Midas was indisputably the most famous ruler of the Phrygian kingdom in central Turkey, and his Golden Touch made him an especially favorite subject in Greek legend. His first monumental project as king was a colossal tomb for his father (ca. 740 BCE) that was excavated by the University of Pennsylvania in 1957, and the finds from that tomb form the centerpiece of the Golden Age of King Midas exhibition at the Penn Museum (open February–November 2016). This lecture provides an overview of the city that he ruled, his diplomatic outreach to the Greeks, and his antagonistic relationship with the Assyrians.
Video Category:Lecture
Video Date:03/02/2016
Contributor: C. Brian Rose
Topics:


Interested in attending our Lecture Series?

Join us on first Wednesdays at 6:00 pm from October 2017 through June 2018 for our "Great Beasts of Legend" lecture series.

Learn More

© Penn Museum 2017 Sitemap / Contact / Copyright / Disclaimer / Privacy / Upenn