Archeology Museum, Istanbul

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    Museum of the Ancient Orient

    by MalenaN Written Jun 19, 2004

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    Museum of the Ancient Orient is situated in a building just left of the entrance to the Archaeology Museum. In the colletions there are fýnds from Yemen and Egypt, from old Mesopotamia and the Hittite empire.

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    Istanbul Archaelogy Museum

    by MalenaN Updated Jun 19, 2004

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    In a big building in Gülhane Park is Istanbul Archaeology Museum. On the groundfloor there is a collection of Greek and Roman statues. There are also finds and big sarcophagi from the royal necropolis in Sidon (Lebanon). Don't miss the Alexander sarcophagi with detailed carvings on the sides.
    On the upper floor there are a lot of pottery from Troj, dating from different periods.

    The Tiled Pavilion and the museum of the Ancient Orient are situated around the same courtyard and are also included in the price.

    Entrance fee is 5 000 000 TL.

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    Istanbul Archeology Museum

    by Erkmen Written Sep 27, 2003

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    Entrance of the Museum

    The Museum has been established in 1891 as Museum of Empire by the Famous painter Osman Hamdi Bey.

    Currently the Museum with nearly 1 million piece of Crafts is considered to be one of the worlds most important museums.. Collections do include pieces from Ottoman empire period with parts coming from Afghanistan to Balkans and from Arap Peninsula to Africa..

    The Museum consist of two main buildings .. The first and old building, having two floors has the Sarcophages and tombs and the upper floor has the treasury and library..

    The second building is the additional building. Having 6 floors but only four floors for exhibition.. The highlights of the second building are sections of "Istanbul for Centuries" and "Anatolia for Centuries".

    Archeology Museum is between Gulhane park and Topkapi palace.. You can reach there either climbing the right way through gulhane park or taking the left way down from the entrance of Topkapi palace..

    The entrance fee is 5,000,000 TRL (3,5 USD)

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    Archeological Museum

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jun 30, 2012

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    This fascinating museum is dedicate to the ancient societies of Turkey. It has large collections of Roman and pre-Roman artifacts.

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    Tiled Kiosk

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 13, 2012

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    This former Pavilion of Sultan Mehmet was built in 1472 to watch sporting events. it nows sits on the ground of the Archealogical museum

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    Other Sarcophagi

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 2, 2010
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    The museum has a huge display of sarcophagi which includes the 5th century Lycian Sarcophagus, the Satrap Sarcophagus and the Mourning Women Sarcophagus.

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    Culture and art

    by flyfreak Written Sep 7, 2008
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    Visit the Istanbul Arkeoloji Müzesi and get transported to the golden past of Istanbul/Konstantinopel/Byzanz. This city has so much history.

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  • The Archaeological Museum - it...

    by lainew Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Archaeological Museum - it is small but nice and compact and has some amazing pieces of exquisite quality.

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    Archeology Museum

    by go_doggo Written Aug 24, 2002

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    They have a replica of the Trojan horse- if you look close enough, you can see my hand holding open a section of the horse

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