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Konya Archaeological Museum

Konya Archaeological Museum

Konya Archaeological Museum is Turkey’s second oldest after the İstanbul Archaeological Museum. In the museum, works belonging to Neolithic Age, Early Bronze, Middle Bronze (Assyrian Trade Colonies), Iron (Phrygian, Urartu) Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods are exhibited. It was established as a warehouse in the form of the Konya Branch of the Museum-i Hümayun in a small building in the courtyard of the Sultani School in 1901, during the governorship of Mehmed Ferid Pasha from Europe. Gazi Mustafa Kemal visited the museum warehouse during his Konya visit on March 20, 1923. The artifacts in the warehouse were moved to the Mevlana Dervish Lodge, which was opened as a museum in 1927. Archaeological artifacts were moved to İplikçi Mosque in 1953 and to its current building in 1962. The artifacts are exhibited in four sections: Prehistoric Artifacts Section, Iron Age Artifacts Section, Roman Age Section, Coin Section. In addition, various artifacts are exhibited in the museum garden.

Çatalhöyük is a settlement dating back 9 thousand years. The artifacts unearthed as a result of excavations are exhibited in this museum. Apart from these works, historical artifacts from ancient times to the Byzantine period are among the museum collection in chronological order.

In the Archeology Museum, a summer-winter period schedule is applied during the visiting hours.

The museum is open to visitors between 10.00 – 17.00 in the summer and 08.00 – 16.50 in the winter season. The museum is closed on Mondays. On other days, you can visit the museum at the specified times.

Transportation:

The Archeology Museum is located in the center of Konya, in the Central Anatolia Region. It is located in Sahibiata District of Meram central district, Sahibiata Street.

The Archeology Museum is close to the city center. The museum is at the intersection of Sahibiata and Larende Streets. It is also very close to Konya’s famous Zafer Bazaar. You can prefer to go to the museum by tram or public transport. Also, You can go to the museum by lines 85, 84, 98, 45, 53, 4, 37, 99, 2, 6, 9, 106, 12, 15, 63, 64 and by the municipal buses to the Kultur Park route.

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