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BASONOVA Lecture: "Golden Age of King Midas"

posted Aug 22, 2016, 9:04 AM by AIA DC   [ updated Aug 22, 2016, 9:05 AM ]
Title:  "Golden Age of King Midas: Excavations at Gordion, Turkey"
Lecturer:  Dr. C. Brian Rose, University of Pennsylvania
Date:  Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time:  Lunch at 2pm, Speaker at 3pm
Location:  Duangrat's Thai Restaurant (5878 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church)
Sponsored by:  BASONOVA (Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia)
RSVP Required:  See attached form (below)

King Midas was an actual historical figure. During the mid-eighth century BCE he ruled from Gordion (Turkey), the royal capital of the powerful Iron Age kingdom of Phrygia. Gordion is also one of the most important archaeological sites in the Near East. It is where Alexander the Great supposedly cut the Gordion Knot during his 333 BCE campaign against the Persian Empire.

In addition to relating the history of Gordion, Dr. Rose will present an illustrated overview of the most recent fieldwork there, including: new discoveries at the monumental burial mound built by Midas for his father; a new circuit of fortifications revealed by remote sensing, and; the latest architectural conservation at the site.

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Aug 22, 2016, 9:04 AM