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Treasures of Karun

Usak and Afyon

The Kaftanci House Museum, together with the Ataturk Ethnography Museum, displays wonderful Usak carpets and kilims in Ataturk's former residence.
Usak Karpet Design
Historically, Usak was an important carpet weaving center, and today it continues to today. The Archaeology Museum is very informative and interesting.
The Lydian Hoards that's known as Karun's treasure which has returned from Newyork Metroplitan museum to the home land, are exhibited here.

The 226-meter-high Afyon citadel dates back to 1350 B.C. and is ascended by means of strairs carved out of rock. It was used by Hittites and Phrygians.
There are remains of a temple dedicated to the goddess Cybele near the citadel. The Archaeological Museum and the War of Independence Memorial underline Afyon's place in history.
Lokum (Turkish Delight)
Monumental bas-reliefs, a legacy of the Phrygian Kingdom, are carved into rock faces on hills north of the city. Aslantas is the largest. At Aslankaya, lion reliefs are engraved into the sides of the rock.


This site prepared by Tayfun Kalyoncu on 28.02.1997 and last updated on 01.05.1999.
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