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Rock-cut monuments

These monuments are mainly located in the highlands of Phrygia, between Afyon, Eskisehir et Kütahya.

The rock-cut façades are the most impressing form of this kind of monuments. The Midas Monument, in the City of Midas, is the perfect example. Measuring 16m high, with the door as focus point, its geometrical decoration, elaborate gable et now corroded acroterion shows a magnificent image of the typical organization of these monuments. They are generally considered as having a religious aim, as an open-air shrine of the Mother.

The rock-cut thrones are located on top of the acropolis in the Highlands of Phrygia. Some steps lead to a large bench, sometimes decorated with circular forms, usually anthropomorphic. Their function is not yet clear but is perhaps religious.

 

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