Istanbul Archaeology Museums

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obtolentino obtolent…
2 reviews
Istanbul Archeological Museums Jan 28, 2009
The Istanbul Archeological Museums houses an excellent collections of artifacts found around Turkey during the Near East, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Civilizations. Within the area are 3 museums, the Archeological Museum, the Museum of the Ancient Near East, and the Tiled Kiosk (Çinili Kösk). Can take you several hours to view all the collections.
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seraphimkarlien seraphim…
93 reviews
excellent archeology museum Nov 09, 2007
Having once started studying archeology, I am a big fan of archeological museums. Even if they just have a few old coins and arrowheads, I won't miss it. Out of all those I've visited, the one in Istanbul is easily one of the best.

Turkey being a crossroads of civilisations from an early age, it's not a big surprise that this museum houses fascinating remains for many cultures and time periods. Babylonian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, and so on. And they didn't even have to steel it from some far-away country (like the British museum et all), it's all local stuff.

There are several museums inside the grounds. And even the buildings themselves are quite nice.

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