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Ancient Kingdom of Anatolia
Location Central Anatolia
State existed Dominant kingdom in Asia Minor from c. 1200–700 BC
Capital Gordium
Persian satrapy Hellespontine Phrygia, Greater Phyrgia
Roman province Galatia, Asia
Phrygia among the classical regions of Anatolia

Phrygia (Greek: Φρυγία) was a kingdom in the west central part of the Anatolia. The Phrygian people started to live in the area from c. 1200 BC, and made a kingdom in the 8th century BC. It was ruined by Cimmerian invaders c. 690 BC, then conquered by its neighbor Lydia, before it passed successively into the Persian Empire of Cyrus, the empire of Alexander and his successors, was taken by the king of Pergamon, and became part of the Roman Empire. The Phrygian language survived until about the 6th century AD.

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