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Summary

Gordion Fortification

Class:

  • Castle
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Gordian Knot

Gordian Knot

Gordion

GORDIUM. Capital of ancient Phrygia.

Gordium, citadel

Gordium, citadel

Gordion, Küçük Höyük

Gordion Fortification

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The Kuştepe-Mound  fort was  a component of an outer fortification system, which together with Küçük Höyük fort and walls had completely encircled the Lower Town.

Sources:

  1. Charles Brian Rose, Fieldwork at Phrygian Gordion, 2013–2015,  American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 121, No. 1 (January 2017), pp. 135-178 - http://www.ajaonline.org/sites/default/files/1211_Rose.pdf
  2. Brendan Burke: The Rebuilt Citadel at Gordion: Building A and the Mosaic Building Complex, in: The Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion, Royal City of Midas: Gordion Special Studies 7, University of Pennsylvania Press 2013, pp. 203-218