• Pillars of The Basilica, 1st Century A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Library of Celsus & the Agora to the right. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Library of Celsus & the Agora to the right. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan on Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan on Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Arch of The Roman  Pollio Fountain, early 1st century B.C. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Entrance to the Odeion (Small Thaetre) that was built as a council chamber in 2nd century A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The entrance to the Temple of Emperor Domitian ( 81-96 AD) . Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Emperor Hadrian on Curetes Street ( 117 - 138 A.D ).  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Statue on  Curetes Street looking towards the Library of Celsus. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Rhodian Peristyle built in the time of Emperor Augustus ( 27 B.C. -A.D. 14) and dedicated to Julius Caesar  and the goddess Roma then Augustus & Artemis. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The entrance to the Temple of Emperor Domitian ( 81-96 AD) . Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Phrygian terracotta jug fragment decorated with concentric line pattern . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta jug fragment decorated with concentric line pattern . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta trefoil jug decorated with geometric designs . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta trefoil jug decorated with geometric designs. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC -  Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara, Turkey.. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Stone stele fragment with a Phrygian written inscription. From Grodion . Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil spouted jug from Gordion . Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil jug with a beated geometric design. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian decorated  terra cotta pottery  rhyton in the shape of a ram from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • The Unfinished rock monument of Midas, 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This rock facade was planned but never finished and so little is known about the unfinished Monument. It is also known locally as the Kucuk Yazilikaya ( “little written rock”), since it appears to have been planned as a smaller version of the Midas Monument, also called Yazilikaya. It measures 7m x 10m and faces west, unlike the other monument at Midas whose facades face east. Since it was never completed, it was gives some idea of the construction techniques : first the rock was flattened and then the facade was carved from the top down. The architectural frame and the ornament were carved at the same time. About  2m below the monument are a smaller facade, to the left and a small cut altar to the right.
  • The Unfinished rock monument of Midas, 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This rock facade was planned but never finished and so little is known about the unfinished Monument. It is also known locally as the Kucuk Yazilikaya ( “little written rock”), since it appears to have been planned as a smaller version of the Midas Monument, also called Yazilikaya. It measures 7m x 10m and faces west, unlike the other monument at Midas whose facades face east. Since it was never completed, it was gives some idea of the construction techniques : first the rock was flattened and then the facade was carved from the top down. The architectural frame and the ornament were carved at the same time. About  2m below the monument are a smaller facade, to the left and a small cut altar to the right.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • The Temple of Emperor Hadrian on Curetes Street ( 117 - 138 A.D ).  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Entrance to the Odeion (Small Thaetre) that was built as a council chamber in 2nd century A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsusat sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture of The library of Celsus. Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints 3
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Phrygian two handled amphora vessel decorated with geometric designs. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta jug fragment decorated with concentric line pattern . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terra cotta jug decorated with a painetd deer. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Close up of a Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian decorated  terra cotta pottery  rhyton in the shape of a ram from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian decorated  terra cotta pottery  rhyton in the shape of a ram from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian and later rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • Image of The library of Celsusat sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Photo of The library of Celsus. Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints 6
  • The Mazeus Mithridates Gate to the Agora of Ephesus takes its name from the 2 Freed slave of  Emperor Augustus who paid for its contruction. It is dedicated to Emperor Augustus, his wife Livia , his daughter Julia and her husband Agrippa. Built in 4 or 3 B.C. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Phrygian two handled amphora vessel decorated with geometric designs. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta jug fragment decorated with concentric line pattern . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta trefoil jug decorated with geometric designs . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta trefoil jug decorated with geometric designs. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated architectural wall plaque. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated architectural wall plaque. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated architectural wall plaque. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC -  Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara, Turkey.
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Stone stele fragment with a Phrygian written inscription. From Grodion . Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil spouted jug from Gordion . Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil spouted jug from Gordion . Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil spouted jug from Gordion . Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil spouted jug from Gordion . Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil spouted jug from Gordion . Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil jug with a beated geometric design. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian Gold bowl with deeply beated design from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian bronze couldron with decorated winged figure handles . From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Close up of a Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian grey ceramic vessel with a strainer and long spout from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic vessel with a strainer and long spout from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian grey ceramic vessel with a strainer and long spout from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic rhython in the shape of a goat from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian terra cotta amphora decorated with geometric designs from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian terra cotta amphora decorated with geometric designs from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian terra cotta amphora decorated with geometric designs from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian terra cotta amphora decorated with geometric designs from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian terra cotta jug with geometric designs from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian terra cotta jug with geometric designs from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian pottery vessel in the shape of a goose decorated with geometric deigns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian pottery vessel in the shape of a goose decorated with geometric deigns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Ancora Archaeological MuseumMuseum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian terra Cotta vessel with a strainer and a long pouring lip with geometric painted patterns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian decorated  terra cotta pottery  rhyton in the shape of a ram from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian decorated  terra cotta pottery  rhyton in the shape of a ram from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian inlayed Wooden Screen from the Gordion Great Tumulus. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian and later rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Phrygian and later rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Phrygian and later rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Phrygian and later rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Close up of Phrygian rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • Phrygian and later rock tombs of the necropolis of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • Phrygian and later rock tombs of the necropolis of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Phrygian and later rock tombs of the necropolis of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Phrygian and later rock tombs of the necropolis of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • The Library of Celsus & the Agora to the right. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Emperor Hadrian on Curetes Street ( 117 - 138 A.D ).  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Statue on  Curetes Street looking towards the Library of Celsus. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Theatre of Ephesus on the slopes of Panayir Dagi ( mount) was built during the reign of Alexander the Great successor, Lysimachos, between 306 - 281 B.C. The building was altered many times by the time St Paul was famously found guilty of preaching against Artemis & Diana and banished from the city after a 3 year stay.  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Memmius Monument was built in the 1st century B.C. to honour Mmmius, the grandson of Emperor Sulla and son of Caicus whose sculptures can be seen on the monument. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The entrance to the Temple of Emperor Domitian ( 81-96 AD) . Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Picture of The library of Celsus. Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey Photos. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture of The library of Celsus. Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey Photos. Stock Picture & Photo art prints 3
  • Picture of The library of Celsus. Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey images . Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture& image of The library of Celsus. Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints 1
  • Picture & Image of The library of Celsus. Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • photo & image of The library of Celsusat sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephesus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture of The library of Celsusat sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints 1
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  • Picture of The library of Celsus. Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints 4
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Heracles Gate at the begining of Curetes Street , showing Heracles wrapped in a Nemea Lion skin. Probably made in the 2nc century A.D. and moved to Ephesus in the 5th century A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Memmius Monument was built in the 1st century B.C. to honour Mmmius, the grandson of Emperor Sulla and son of Caicus whose sculptures can be seen on the monument. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Phrygian terracotta jug fragment decorated with concentric line pattern . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated architectural wall plaque. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Stone stele fragment with a Phrygian written inscription. From Grodion . Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Stone stele fragment with a Phrygian written inscription. From Grodion . Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Stone stele fragment with a Phrygian written inscription. From Grodion . Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian terra cotta jug decorated with a painetd deer. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations AnkaraTurkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian terra cotta jug decorated with a painetd deer. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian terra cotta jug decorated with a painetd deer. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil spouted jug from Gordion . Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil spouted jug from Gordion . Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian Gold bowl with deeply beated design from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian Gold bowl with deeply beated design from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Prygian bronze decorated Omphalos Phiale drinking vessel. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Prygian bronze decorated Omphalos Phiale drinking vessel. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian bronze couldron with decorated winged figure handles . From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian bronze couldron with decorated winged figure handles . From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian bronze couldron with decorated winged figure handles . From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian bronze couldron with decorated winged figure handles . From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Close up of a Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Close up of a Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Close up of a Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Close up of a Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC -Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic rhython in the shape of a goat from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian terra Cotta vessel with a strainer and a long pouring lip with geometric painted patterns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • steps amd paths leading to the Phrygian water cistern of Midas city cut deep into the underground rock. 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.
  • steps amd paths leading to the Phrygian water cistern of Midas city cut deep into the underground rock. 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.
  • Close up of Phrygian rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Close up of Phrygian rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Close up of the inscription dedicated to King Midas on the Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • Curetes Street (Priest Street)  that runs through the centre of Ephesus. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan on Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Rhodian Peristyle built in the time of Emperor Augustus ( 27 B.C. -A.D. 14) and dedicated to Julius Caesar  and the goddess Roma then Augustus & Artemis. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Photo of The library of Celsus. Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints 1
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  • Picture of The library of Celsus. Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints 1
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • The Temple of Emperor Hadrian on Curetes Street ( 117 - 138 A.D ).  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Phrygian two handled amphora vessel decorated with geometric designs. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian two handled amphora vessel decorated with geometric designs. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta trefoil jug decorated with geometric designs . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta trefoil jug decorated with geometric designs . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta trefoil jug decorated with geometric designs. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta trefoil jug decorated with geometric designs. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian terra cotta jug decorated with a painetd deer. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil spouted jug from Gordion . Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil spouted jug from Gordion . Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil spouted jug from Gordion . Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil spouted jug from Gordion . Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC -Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil spouted jug from Gordion . Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil jug with a beated geometric design. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian bronze trefoil jug with a beated geometric design. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Prygian bronze decorated Omphalos Phiale drinking vessel. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian Gold bowl with deeply beated design from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Prygian bronze decorated Omphalos Phiale drinking vessel. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Prygian bronze decorated Omphalos Phiale drinking vessel. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian bronze couldron with decorated winged figure handles . From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Close up of a Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic vessel with a strainer and long spout from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic vessel with a strainer and long spout from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic rhython in the shape of a goat from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic rhython in the shape of a goat from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian terra cotta amphora decorated with geometric designs from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian terra cotta jug with geometric designs from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian pottery vessel in the shape of a goose decorated with geometric deigns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian pottery vessel in the shape of a goose decorated with geometric deigns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian terra Cotta vessel with a strainer and a long pouring lip with geometric painted patterns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian terra Cotta vessel with a strainer and a long pouring lip with geometric painted patterns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Close up of Phrygian rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Close up of Phrygian rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Phrygian tombs cut into rock formations  protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Close up of Phrygian rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Close up of Phrygian rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • The Unfinished rock monument of Midas, 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This rock facade was planned but never finished and so little is known about the unfinished Monument. It is also known locally as the Kucuk Yazilikaya ( “little written rock”), since it appears to have been planned as a smaller version of the Midas Monument, also called Yazilikaya. It measures 7m x 10m and faces west, unlike the other monument at Midas whose facades face east. Since it was never completed, it was gives some idea of the construction techniques : first the rock was flattened and then the facade was carved from the top down. The architectural frame and the ornament were carved at the same time. About  2m below the monument are a smaller facade, to the left and a small cut altar to the right.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • Close up of the inscription dedicated to King Midas on the Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • Phrygian and later rock tombs of the necropolis of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Phrygian and later rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Phrygian and later rock tombs of the necropolis of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • The Library of Celsus & the Agora to the right. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pillars of The Basilica, 1st Century A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Arch of The Roman  Pollio Fountain, early 1st century B.C. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.

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HISTORICAL

Explore the past through pictures and images of its historic places. See the great palaces, castles and cities of antiquity as well as the great archaeological sites where our ancestors made history.

EXPLORE HISTORICAL PLACES...

MUSEUMS

Browse pictures & images the treasured artefacts and antiquities exhibits from the great Museum of Europe and the Middle East. See the art and objects made by our ancestors.

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