Top 5 Archaelogy Museums in Turkey

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  • Top Archaelogy Museums in Turkey
  • Istanbul Archeology Museum
  • Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Bodrum Underwater Archeology Museum
  • Hatay Archeology Museum
  • Zeugma Museum

Having hosted the oldest and most deep-rooted civilizations of the world, Anatolian geography resembles a cultural mosaic with its multicultural structure consisting of hundreds of ethnic identities. Here are the several museums that you can visit in Turkey.

Istanbul Archeology Museums

Istanbul Archeology Museums, which is one of the richest museums in the world, contains three different museums: Tiled Kiosk, Ancient Oriental Works Museum and Archeology Museum. It was opened in 1891 by Osman Hamdi Bey, the most famous archaeologist and painter of the Ottoman period. The museum reveals those deep traces of different civilizations from the past to the present.

Göreme Open Air Museum

Göreme Open Air Museum, spread over a wide area, brings together the magical richness of Kapodakya with its visitors. The ancient city, which was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, is located in an area carved by people and turned into a home.

Bodrum Underwater Archeology Museum

It is one of the best archaeological museum of Turkey and it has a unique concept with the Anatolian coast in 1025, reflecting the sinking ship ancient knights. Bodrum Underwater Archeology Museum brings together unparalleled underwater treasures with visitors. The museum, located inside the Bodrum Castle,  is considered as one of the rare places where the world’s largest sunken ship is exhibited.

Hatay Archeology Museum

Hatay Archeology Museum, which is considered as the second largest mosaic museum in the world, attracts attention with its works spread over an area of 3500 square meters. The museum, where you can see many artifacts unearthed as a result of excavations in 1932 in one piece and in gigantic dimensions, reveals the rich history of great civilizations.

Zeugma Museum

Zeugma Museum, located in the Nizip district of Gaziantep, carries the culture and atmosphere of the city of Zeugma, which was established centuries ago, to the present day.

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