Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Neat U Penn Website about Excavations at Gordion

The University of Pennsylvania has put up a nifty website devoted to excavations at Gordion in Turkey. See: http://sites.museum.upenn.edu/gordion/

Gordion is famous for its associations with Midas, that tricky knot that Alexander made short work of and the Galatians, wayward Celtic warriors whose descendants received letters from Saint Paul.

This kind of effort can help make distant archaeological sites come alive for both students and those who love history.

Hopefully, in the future, the website will feature something about the approximately 1500 coins found at the site during some 30 excavation campaigns.