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ID: 7002528
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7002528

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Gordium (deserted settlement)  Gordium (deserted settlement)

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 36 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.6000  decimal degrees
Long: 032 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 32.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Ancient city of Phrygia near the confluence of the Sangarios and Tembris rivers; capital of kingdom of Phrygia 1000-800 BCE; site of lavish residences of kings Gordius & Midas; according to legend, it was here that Alexander the Great cut the Gordian knot.

Names:
Gordium (preferred,C,V)
Gordion (C,V)
Yassihoyuk (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Turkey (nation)  ........  Turkey (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Ankara (province)  ............  Ankara (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Gordium (deserted settlement)  ................  Gordium (deserted settlement) (P)

Place Types:
deserted settlement (preferred, C)  ............  settled since early Bronze Age
archaeological site (C)  ............  excavations since 1950 have uncovered Hittite, Phrygian, Persian, & Greco-Roman remains
inhabited place (H)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Phrygia .......... (general region)
..................  (World, Asia, Turkey) [7002613]
located on ....  Persian Royal Road .......... (road)
..................  (World, Asia) [8711714]

Sources and Contributors:
Gordion..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 3 March 2009
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 360
Gordium..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 3 March 2009
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 3 March 2009
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 74
Yassihoyuk..........  [VP]
.......................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 360
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 74
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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