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Ruins in Gordion

Midas Tumulus

In 1957 Austrian archaeologist Alfred Koerte discovered Gordion, and with it the intact tomb of a Phrygian king, probably buried some time between 740 and 718 BC. The tomb is actually a gabled 'cottage' of cedar sur…
Museum in Gordion

Gordion Museum

In the museum opposite the Midas Tumulus, Macedonian and Babylonian coins show Gordion's position at the centre of Anatolian trade, communications and military activities, as do the bronze figurines and glass-bead j…
Ruins in Gordion

Acropolis

Just beyond Yassıhöyük village is the weatherbeaten 8th-century-BC acropolis. Excavations here have yielded a wealth of data on Gordion's many civilisations. The site is a mass of jumbled, half-buried walls and, tha…
Museum in Beypazarı

Yaşayan Museum

The Yaşayan ('Living') Museum is dedicated to preserving and educating visitors on the customs, arts and crafts of Turkey. The rooms, in a restored Ottoman mansion, have displays on Turkish traditions such as karagö…
Food & Drink in Beypazarı

Havuç Guveç

On the first weekend in June, the local food festival Havuç Guveç celebrates the humble carrot (the area grows more than half of the carrots consumed in Turkey). Additional attractions, if any are needed, include cr…