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Gordium
(347 words)

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Pre-classical city near Yassıhüyük west-south-west of Ankara on the eastern bank of the Sangarius, located at a ford of the road from Pessinus to Ancyra (ruins visible). Apparently founded as a residence by its eponym, Gordius, the first Phrygian king. Excavations uncovered rich royal tombs in wooden chambers under tumuli (cf. map), further a citadel which was fortified in the 8th and 6th cents. BC, later to be destroyed b…

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Drew-Bear, Thomas (Lyon), “Gordium”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e426260>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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