Roof tiles were invented in Greece in the 7th century BC, probably reaching Phrygia about 600 BC. Geometric patterns were used in addition to animal motifs. The city of Gordion must have been a beautiful sight with these terracotta decorations.
Curious what other countries or kingdoms were around during the time of Midas? Here are some, most of which you’ll find familiar. Midas evidently had close ties to Greece and, according to Herodotus, was the first foreign kind to make a dedication to Apollo at Delphi. Greek pottery, perfume, and wine were at the site, while Phrygian bronze appeared in Greece.
Careful observation of these beautiful ceramics shows that a large part of archaeology consists of working the puzzles of where all the pieces go and then painstakingly reassembling them!