Gordion Ancient City, one of the most important archaeological sites of the ancient period, was declared a "World Heritage" by UNESCO.
With the decision taken today at the 45th UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting held in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, Gordion will now be protected as a world heritage.
With this good news announced by the Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy on his social media accounts, Turkey has registered its 20th cultural property on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Minister Ersoy said in his post: “We have good news! We have registered our 20th property on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Gordion Ancient City, one of the unique cultural assets of Ankara, became a 'World Heritage'. “I thank those who contributed.” said.
“However, it's not over yet!” Minister Ersoy, who also signaled a new good news, continued his post as follows:
“We are waiting for another good news from UNESCO. Hopefully, we will further increase our number on the World Heritage List with the good news we expect to receive from the wood-supported mosques of Anatolia. Congratulations."
What brought Gordion to the UNESCO World Heritage List was its original and unique universal values.
Gordion is one of the rare areas in the world that has been inhabited for the longest period of time.
Gordion, which has survived from ancient times to the present day in the Polatlı district of Ankara, dates back to B.C. The settlement, which started around 2.500 BC (Early Bronze Age), still continues today in Yassıhöyük, adjacent to the ancient city.
The settlement in the Ancient City and its surroundings, which was rarely interrupted for a long period of 4.500 years, makes Gordion one of the rare areas with the longest settlement in the world.
There are many tumuli in the immediate vicinity of Gordion, the capital of the Phrygian civilization, dating back to B.C. From the 9th century BC It dates back to different periods up to the 3rd century.
While the Sitadel Mound has survived to the present day as the most important element of the Gordion Archaeological Site, the walls and monumental structures of the early Phrygian Castle stand out as unique examples in Anatolia for that period.
📩 18/09/2023 14:23