The traditional metropolis of Gordion, which served because the capital of the Phrygian civilization and is positioned in Türkiye, has been formally inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage record, Tradition and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy introduced Monday.
“We’ve got a excellent news! We’ve got registered our twentieth asset to the UNESCO World Heritage Listing. The traditional metropolis of Gordion, one of many distinctive cultural belongings of our Ankara, has change into a ‘World Heritage,’” Ersoy mentioned on X, previously generally known as Twitter.
Thanking those that contributed to the achievement, Ersoy mentioned: “It isn’t over but! We’re ready for one more excellent news from UNESCO.”
“With the excellent news we count on to obtain from the wooden-supported mosques of Anatolia, we’ll hopefully improve our quantity on the World Heritage Listing. Congratulations,” he added.
The choice was made on the forty fifth UNESCO World Heritage Committee assembly held in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh.
The traditional metropolis of Gordion, one of the crucial essential archaeological websites of the traditional interval, has been declared a World Heritage Web site by UNESCO, Ankara, Türkiye, Sept. 18, 2023. (DHA Photograph)
Gordion is among the most essential historic facilities within the historic Close to East, in response to UNESCO’s web site. The traditional website lies round 90 kilometers (56 miles) southwest of Ankara on the intersection of the nice empires to the east akin to Assyrians, Babylonians, Hittites, and the western Greeks and Romans.
The positioning “occupied a strategic place on practically all commerce routes that linked the Aegean and Mediterranean with the Close to East,” it added.
“Gordion’s historic significance derives from its very lengthy and complicated sequence of occupation that spans practically 4,500 years, from the Early Bronze Age (ca. 2,500 B.C.) to the Medieval interval (ca. A.D.1400) and thereafter to the current day,” the web site mentioned.
“The Phrygian kingdom was dominated by King Midas, whose wealth was expressed by the tales of his Golden Contact, and lengthy after the demise of his kingdom, the Phrygian citadel grew to become intently related to the triumphs of Alexander the Nice within the late fourth century B.C.,” it added.