ANATOLIA 2010
PHRYGIAN HIGHLANDS 4
(Kapikaya/Arslankaya/Arslantas/Ayazini/The Holy Mountain

of Midas Sehri/Village of Han....)

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  "Han" in Phrygia.....in the center of "Kybele country". As I saw this on the map I couldn't resist going there.....The village situated in the middle of nowhere. Poor and without anything special, that was my impression when I entered it

A little vanity....after all this is "my" village

As I entered the central square I got a real shock....a huge Kybele statue, together with Her lions. It took some time before I fully realized the significance. Kybele openly "worshipped" in a village that is called "Han". Who would have thought that this is possible in an Islamic country? Anyway, a wonderful completion to my Phrygian adventure

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Last revising: 04/21/10