The rock-cut monuments in the Phrygian Valley are some of the most impressive relics from Phrygian times.

The largest area was at Midas Şehri. It has a large acropolis on top of the plateau next to the town. It was already settled in Hittite times. The rock monuments at Midas Şehri were carved around 585 BCE to 550 BCE.

Further north in the Phrygian Valley are many more sites, especially one with beautiful inscriptions.

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View Phrygian Valley
View of the Phrygian Valley from Midas Şehri. (769k)
Huge Rock Riddled
A huge rock, riddled with caves, believed to have been a monastery. (631k)
So-called Midas Tomb
The so-called Midas Tomb. (664k)
Rock-cut Temple
Another rock-cut temple. (955k)
Time-worn Steps Leading
Time-worn steps leading up to one of the caves. (1072k)
Rock-cut Altar Acropolis
Rock-cut altar in the acropolis on the plateau of Midas Şehri. (904k)
Rock-cut Altar Acropolis
Rock-cut altar in the acropolis on the plateau of Midas Şehri. (923k)
Hittite Inscriptions Acropolis
Hittite inscriptions in the acropolis of Midas Şehri. (764k)
Road Leading Acropolis
Road leading up to the acropolis, with tracks worn by wagon wheels. (796k)
Cave-riddled Rock Mezar
Cave-riddled rock at Mezar Anıtı. (634k)
Küçük Yazılıkaya Phrygian
Küçük Yazılıkaya with Phrygian inscriptions. (625k)
Top Tomb Inscriptions
Top of the tomb with inscriptions. (739k)
Detail Phrygian Inscriptions
Detail of the Phrygian inscriptions. (818k)

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