Language & Culture

Early Phrygian Inscriptions from Gordion

Until the beginning of the 1950s, Gordion had only produced three Early Phrygian (YHSS 6 period) inscriptions (G-101 to G-103), found during the German excavations of the Körte brothers (1900), and one of these had been misidentified as Greek. Beginning in 1950, however, the American excavations directed by Rodney S. Young demonstrated the exceptional epigraphic richness of the site. After several preliminary notes on inscriptions in the excavation reports (notably in American Journal of Arch