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Aslantaş Phrygian rock monument

By Hatice Gonnet-Bağana


View of Aslantaş was one of the hallmarks of Phrygian rock art located in Göynüş Valley near İhsaniye, Afyon. Dated back to the end of the 7th century BC and probably belonging to a noble person, this rock-cut tomb was built in cube form with a triangular roof, displaying Hittite architectural elements. The entrance of burial chamber facing to the north with a rampant on the left, has a relief of two roaring lions that were believed to protect the tomb from evil spirits. There are also severely-damaged relief of lion cubs underneath roaring lions.135 film (36×24 mm

Topics: Images; Phrygians; Relief (Sculpture)--Turkey; Archaeological sites; Tombs; Stone carving; Afyon İli (Turkey)
Year: 2015
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