University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Matt Glendinning

Recovering the Lost Art of Phrygian Roof Tiling

Practical and Aesthetic Elements Converge in Clay, Reflecting Greek Artistic Temperament

By: Matt Glendinning

An impressive sight must have greeted a visitor entering the fortified citadel of Gordion in the early sixth century B. C. After suffering devastating destruction by fire around 800 B. C ., the Phrygian capital, in what is now central Turkey, was restored to its former grandeur in the eighth century. A monumental entranceway led visitors between imposing rectangular towers before opening onto a vista of large megaron-like […]