University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Richard Liebhart

Tumulus MM

Fit for a King

By: Richard Liebhart and Lucas Stephens

For several thousand years, anyone entering the valley of the ancient Sangarius (modern Sakarya) River near the site of Gordion would have noticed the huge mound of earth now called Tumulus MM. Still standing at 53 m (almost 175 feet) tall and on the top of a ridge, it is visible from long distances on […]