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.
View of the Phrygian Valley from Midas Şehri. (790k) A huge rock, riddled with caves, believed to have been a monastery. (644k) The so-called Midas Tomb. (674k) Another rock-cut temple. (991k) Time-worn steps leading up to one of the caves. (1100k) Rock-cut altar in the acropolis on the plateau of Midas Şehri. (916k) Rock-cut altar in the acropolis on the plateau of Midas Şehri. (948k) Hittite inscriptions in the acropolis of Midas Şehri. (779k) Road leading up to the acropolis, with tracks worn by wagon wheels. (812k) Cave-riddled rock at Mezar Anıtı. (643k) Küçük Yazılıkaya with Phrygian inscriptions. (628k) Top of the tomb with inscriptions. (751k) Detail of the Phrygian inscriptions. (832k)