Visual Timeline: Gordium
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1150 BCE: Gordium is settled by Thracians.
850 BCE: Gordium becomes the capital of the Phrygians.
696 BCE: Gordium is sacked by the Cimmerians.
600 BCE: Gordium becomes part of Lydia.
547 BCE: Gordium becomes part of the Persian satrapy of Greater Phrygia.
334 BCE: Alexander the Great cuts the "Gordian Knot" in the city.
189 BCE: The citadel and lower town of Gordium are abandoned after the Roman conquest.