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The Resource The Golden Age of King Midas : Exhibition Catalogue

The Golden Age of King Midas : Exhibition Catalogue

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The Golden Age of King Midas : Exhibition Catalogue
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The Golden Age of King Midas
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Exhibition Catalogue
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eng
Summary
Gordion is frequently remembered as the location of an intricate knot ultimately cut by Alexander, but in antiquity it served as the center of the Phrygian kingdom that ruled much of Asia Minor during the early millennium B.C.E. The site lies approximately seventy kilometers southeast of Ankara in central Turkey, at the intersection of the great empires of the East (Assyrians, Babylonians, and Hittites) and the West (Greeks and Romans). Consequently, it occupied a strategic position on nearly all trade routes that linked the Mediterranean and the Near East. The University of Pennsylvania has been excavating at Gordion since 1950, unearthing a wide range of discoveries that span nearly four millennia. The vast majority of these artifacts attests to the city's interactions with the other great kingdoms and city states of the Near East during the Iron Age and Archaic periods (ca. 950-540 B.C.E.), especially Assyria, Urartu, Persia, Lydia, Greece, and the Neo-Hittite city-states of North Syria, among others. Gordion is thus the ideal centerpiece of an exhibition dealing with Anatolia and its neighbors during the first millennium B.C.E. Through a special agreement signed between the Republic of Turkey and the University of Pennsylvania, Turkey has loaned the Penn Museum more than one hundred artifacts gathered from four museums in Turkey (Ankara, Gordion, Istanbul, and Antalya) for an exhibition titled The Golden Age of King Midas. The exhibition features most of the material recovered in Tumulus MM, or the "Midas Mound" (ca. 740 B.C.E.), which was the burial site of King Midas's father, as well as a number of objects found in a series of Lydian tombs. The Turkish loan has made possible a uniquely comprehensive and elaborate exhibition that also features a disparate group of rarely seen objects from the Penn Museum's own collections, particularly from sites in the Ukraine, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Greece. With the historic King Midas (ca. 740-700 B.C.E.)
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Rose, C. Brian
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non fiction
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Darbyshire, Gareth
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  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Midas
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Midas
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Material culture
  • Phrygians
  • Gordion (Extinct city)
  • Turkey
  • Phrygians
  • Material culture
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Antiquities
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
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The Golden Age of King Midas : Exhibition Catalogue
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Contents
Part I. Essays on King Midas and Gordion -- Gordion and the Penn Museum / C. Brian Rose -- The interaction of empires / Anastasia Amrhein, Sophie Crawford Waters, Sam Holzman, Kurtis Tanaka -- Tumulus MM: fit for a king / Richard Liebhart, Lucas Stephens -- The legacy of Phrygian culture / Patricia Kim, C. Brian Rose, Sam Holzman, Kathryn R. Morgan -- Architectural conservation at Gordion / Elisa Del Bono -- The myth of Midas' golden touch / Anastasia Amrhein, Patricia Kim, Lucas Stephens -- Gold the first day / Jane Hickman -- The role of science in Gordion's archaeology / Gareth Darbyshire -- King Midas' furniture / Elizabeth Simpson -- The next decade at Gordion / C. Brian Rose -- Part II. Exhibition catalogue of artifacts -- The Midas Mound -- Life in Midas' kingdom -- Midas and neighboring Iron Age kingdoms -- Gordion after Midas
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ocn958385052
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unknown
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1 online resource (209 pages)
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online
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9780924171840
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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remote
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(OCoLC)958385052
Label
The Golden Age of King Midas : Exhibition Catalogue
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Essays on King Midas and Gordion -- Gordion and the Penn Museum / C. Brian Rose -- The interaction of empires / Anastasia Amrhein, Sophie Crawford Waters, Sam Holzman, Kurtis Tanaka -- Tumulus MM: fit for a king / Richard Liebhart, Lucas Stephens -- The legacy of Phrygian culture / Patricia Kim, C. Brian Rose, Sam Holzman, Kathryn R. Morgan -- Architectural conservation at Gordion / Elisa Del Bono -- The myth of Midas' golden touch / Anastasia Amrhein, Patricia Kim, Lucas Stephens -- Gold the first day / Jane Hickman -- The role of science in Gordion's archaeology / Gareth Darbyshire -- King Midas' furniture / Elizabeth Simpson -- The next decade at Gordion / C. Brian Rose -- Part II. Exhibition catalogue of artifacts -- The Midas Mound -- Life in Midas' kingdom -- Midas and neighboring Iron Age kingdoms -- Gordion after Midas
Control code
ocn958385052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780924171840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958385052

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