Midas Yazilikaya Archaeological Site

Midas Yazilikaya Archaeological Site was found by William Martin Leake and his friends in the 1800s. Later in the 19th century, the first archaeological digs were started. The research has shown that the capital, Gordion, was a political center while Midas was a religious center. Midas City wasn’t abandoned even after the collapse of the Phrygian Kingdom. It was a settlement during the Persian and Hellenistic eras, as well as under Roman and Byzantine rule. Religious monuments carved into rocks can be found in Midas City and the Yazilikaya Valley. It has been nominated for inclusion in the World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.