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Ankara to Gordion to Bursa

Day 10

sunny 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.

King Midas Tumulus

King Midas Tumulus

The tomb of King Midas

The tomb of King Midas

Outside the tomb of King Midas

Outside the tomb of King Midas

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.

The museum at Gordion

The museum at Gordion

Inside the museum in Gordion

Inside the museum in Gordion

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.

the entrance to the Bazaar in Bursa

the entrance to the Bazaar in Bursa

Inside the silk bazaar in Bursa

Inside the silk bazaar in Bursa

Bursa

Bursa

Posted by travelbug_ 06:40 Archived in Turkey

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