Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Istanbul Archaeological Museum, which is a complex of three museums: the Museum of Oriental Antiquities, the Archaeological Museum and the Tiled Pavillion, has one of the world's richest collection of classical artifacts and pre-classical treasures.
There are sixty-thousand archaeological treasures, seven-hundred-sixty thousand coins and medallions, and seventy-five thousand clay tablets in these three museums. ''Antique Age Sculpture'' examples are exhibited in the halls to the right of the entrance.

Unique examples of sculpture from the Archaic age until the end of Roman era are exhibited in the halls of ''Antique Crave Stones and Relief '','' Treasures from Persian Reign in Anatolia '','' Hellenistic Sculpture'',''Hellenistic and Hellenistic influenced Roman sculpture '', '' Roman Empire Sculpture '' , '' Roman Art of Portrait Making ''.

Aphrodisias Relics, treasures from Ephesus, Miletus and Aphrodisias, artifacts found in Troy, treasures discovered in Cyprus, Palestine and Syria are only some of the vast treasures on display at the museum.

This complex was build by the end of 19th century by the architect Vallaury thanks to great efforts of famous Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey. It includes the exquisite Tiled Kiosk and the Museum of the Ancient Orient and houses a large collection of artifacts and works of art belonging to ancient Greek, Roman and other Anatolian civilizations dating back to the 6th century BC. The Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great, Sarcophagus of Mourning Ladies, and other ancient sarcophagi and various objects found in the Sidon excavation are among its most interesting pieces.

Ancient Eastern Archeological Museum was designed and open to service in 1917 by Halil Eldem Bey. The collection on displays comprised of about 15000 archeological pieces of Ancient Mesopotamia, Pre-Greek Anatolia, Assyrian, Sumerian, Acadian, Babylonian, Ancient Egyptian and Pre-Islamic Arabic culture.

Open daily between 09:30-16:30 except Mondays.

Tel: (212) 520 77 40 and 41

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