Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Researchers stumble over evidence of King Midas

Archaeologists were investigating an ancient mound site in central Turkey called Türkmen-Karahöyük. A local farmer told the group that a nearby canal, recently dredged, revealed the existence of a strange stone, marked with an unknown inscription. The script was written in ancient Luwian. Researchers found that the hieroglyphs on this ancient stone block – called a stele – boasted of a military victory. And not just any military victory, but the defeat of Phrygia, a kingdom of Anatolia that existed roughly 3,000 years ago.

The royal house of Phrygia was ruled by a few Midas, but dating of the stele (8th century BC) suggests the block's hieroglyphics are referring to the King Midas.

The archaeological mound at Türkmen-Karahöyük.
See ----->The Age of King Midas - The Phrygia Kingdom