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Phrygians entered Anatolia and built their own cities on the ruins of the Hittites around 1200 BC. They set up a kingdom with its capital at Gordion, ankara. Kingdom extented in thewest from Eskisehir to Sivas, inthe east across the Kizilirmak river territory.
Herodot has referred to Phrygians as the oldest group of thr world and has told about their relations with Egyptians.
In various places in Anatolia, especially in the city of Midas (The most famous Phrygian king),Gordion, at Pazarli tombs covered by large mound of earth(tumuli) and monumentsengraved on rocks with richly ornamanted facades were found.Besiedes their achivements in facade architecture, they were especially good at metal works.
Phrygians have covered the underground tombs by large amounts of earth and formed tumuli. In the many tumuli excavated in Gordion, one of them included a wooden tomb where the bodywas buried and the sides of the tomb were filled with stones.
Other worth to see places are monument of Arezastis, Gerdek kaya, Doganli Kale etc.
Updated May 24, 2010