"Archaeological Museum" Archeology Museum Tip by xiquinho

Archeology Museum, Istanbul: 48 reviews and 141 photos

Not the best presented collection in the world but Istanbul's archaeological museum does contain some stupendous exhibits, with the entire collection comprising the Oriental Antiquities Museum and the Tiled Pavilion as well as the archaeological museum itself.

The range of exhibits includes artefacts from the great Empires that held sway in the region over the centuries, most notably the Romans and Persians. Among the items on display is a fabulous collection of jewellery found at Troy and a huge collection of Sarcophagi - including one reputed to have held the bones of Alexander the Great.

Address: Cankurtaran Mh., Alemdar Cad
Directions: Gülhane Park, adjacent to entrance of Topkapi Palace. Open: Tue-Sun 09h00-16h30. Admission: TRY5. Tel: +90 (0)212-520-7740.
Phone: +90 212 520 7741
Website: http://www.istanbularkeoloji.gov.tr/main_page

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  • Written Dec 29, 2007
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