Historic Preservation

Gordion Archaeological Site: Yassıhöyük, Turkey

As one of the principal archaeological sites in Central Anatolia, Gordion premieres royal Phrygian architecture that includes a nearly complete monumental ninth-century BCE masonry gate, along with the remains of a once impressive citadel.  Few sites in the world offer a glimpse of the early civilizations of the Late Bronze and Iron Ages.

As an archaeological site of unparalleled significance, The Architectural Conservation Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania has joined with Penn’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to direct the conservation of the site for future research and visitation.

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