Tantalizingly vague excerpts from a piece in the New Anatolian:

Prof. Elizabeth Simpson from Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has combined the woodworks found in the tomb of the renowned Phrygian King Midas like a "puzzle" and after a careful study of 27 years, she brought to light 3 sacred tables belonging to the king.

Simpson, who first found out that the drawings about the artifacts found in the tomb were incorrect, discovered afterwards that the two wooden pieces which were thought to be "thrones" were actually a "sacred ceremony table" and a "portable sanctuary".

Carrying out her studies at the Anatolian Civilizations Museum of capital Ankara currently, Simpson told A.A that she also discovered an "inlaid table" by matching thousands of wooden pieces with each other.

Simpson indicated that the figures on the table were unique, both in terms of Phrygian and world art.

This appears to be the table which was shown in the January 2001 edition of Archaeology ... Simpson has been in the news in the past for her work reconstructing 'Midas' Feast' ...



Moreover, a foot figure was discovered during the excavations carried out in Sagalassos ancient city located near Aglasun town of southwestern city of Burdur.

Head of the excavations Prof. Jeroen Poblome stressed that the figure most probably belonged to the statue of a woman, dating back to late Roman period.

... not sure if we've had mention in rc yet that this probably comes from a statue of Hadrian's wife (Sabina)