01.09.2009 - 01.09.2009 30 °C
Today we travelled to Gordion which is the site of the Gordion Knot (the key to Asia) and more of interest for the tumulus ( a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves) of King Midas who was known for turning everything he touched into gold. There was a walk of about 70m to reach the tomb.
Opposite the burial mound is a museum which exhibits handmade pots and pans belonging to the Early Iron Age, iron equipment belonging to the Early Phyrigian Period, and equipment of textile production. We wondered around looking at the excavated objects.
We then travelled to Bursa which is a city in North Western Turkey. Traditionally, Bursa was famous for being the largest center of silk trade in the Byzantine and later the Ottoman empires, during the period of the lucrative Silk Road.
It is still known for the silk and handmade lace. We went to the silk bazaar located there where we bought some silk scarves and shawls.