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Soğukçam (Germanos) Niche

This small niche with an inscription is located 2 km south of the Soğukçam (ancient Germanos) village in the Göynük township of Bolu province. It was built on a conical rock locally known as Türbeönü or Yazılıkaya. The triangle shaped niche is 60 cm in height and has an engraved frame around it. There was a 9-line Old Phrygian inscription (B‑01) under the niche. This monument was largely destroyed by treasure hunters in 2017. The inscription is completely destroyed, and the niche is partially damaged.

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Berndt-Ersöz, S. 2006. Phrygian Rock–Cut Shrines. Structure, Function and Cult Practice, Leiden.

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