After the fall of the Hittite State and between the centuries 12th and 7th centuries BC, Phrygians, who, (by the old greek philosophers) were thought to have come from Thrace or Macedonia, became the power overwhelming the east of the Central Anatolia.

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Aslankaya relief, one of phrygian rock monuments, represents cybele in high relief framed by two lions, dated to the 6 century b.c. near afyon, aslantas rock monument near afyon and the ruins of midas, near eskisehir are among the most important monuments of the phyrigian period

There was no certain clue about the extent of their homeland but their civilization was centered around Gordium -the capital-, Midas (Yazilikaya), Ankara , Eskisehir and Afyon. They were greatly influenced by the Hittites but they also developed their own techniques in mining and wood carving.Their famous King Midas was attacked by the Kimmers coming from the north and this was the end of their kingdom.

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Pin Head in Shape of a Duck. Electrum. H: 1.7 cm W: 2.35 cm. Wt: 3.48 gr. Phrygian period, late 8th-7th centuries B.C. Bayindir/Elmali. Tumulus C.

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Ladle. Silver..D(mouth): 7.4 cm Wt:88 gr. Phrygian period, late 8th-7th centuries B.C. Bayindir/Elmali. Tumulus D.

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Small Cauldron with Bull’s Head Attachments. Bronze. H: 14.2 cm.D(mouth): 14.9 cm. Phrygian period, late 8th-7th centuries B.C. Bayindir/Elmali. Tumulus D.

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Female Statuette with Children. Ivory . H: 17 cm W: 5.4 cm. Phrygian period, late 8th-7th centuries B.C. Bayindir/Elmali. Tumulus D.

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section of the grave of midas, gordion, sieve spouted jug, phyrigian painted ware, gordion, this artefact dates to the beginning of the 8 century b.c. . Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

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Fibula. Silver. H: 3.2 cm Th: 0.6 cm. Wt: 15 gr. Phrygian period, late 8th-7th centuries B.C. Bayindir/Elmali. Tumulus D.

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Horses Breastplate. Silver. W: 9.2 cm. Wt: 402 gr. Phrygian period, late 8th-7th centuries B.C. Bayindir/Elmali. Tumulus D.

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