Phrygia facts for kids
|Ancient Kingdom of Anatolia|
|State existed||Dominant kingdom in Asia Minor from c. 1200–700 BC|
|Persian satrapy||Hellespontine Phrygia, Greater Phyrgia|
|Roman province||Galatia, Asia|
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.
Images for kids
Detail from a reconstruction of a Phrygian building at Pararli, Turkey, 7th–6th Centuries BC; Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara. A griffin, sphinx and two centaurs are shown.
Tomb at Midas City (6th century BC), near Eskişehir
Man in Phrygian costume, Hellenistic period (3rd–1st century BC), Cyprus
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