University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Evin H. Erder

A Conservation Management Plan for Preserving Gordion and Its Environs

Field Notes

By: Ayşe Gursan-Salzmann and Evin H. Erder

In 1950 a Penn Museum team under Rodney Young’s direction began excavations at the site of Gordion in central Turkey, the capital of the Phrygian kingdom and the power center of Midas, famous for his alleged golden touch. The early excavations focused primarily on the Iron Age remains (9th–7th centuries BCE), and yielded a wealth of […]