Anatolian Civilizations Museum - details and images

Anatolian Civilizations Museum (Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi), a building with a crown of ten domes, was originally a covered bazaar where they sold clothes made of angora. Located below the citadel of Ankara, on the south-west, it was transformed in 1951 into a new building that would house the famous Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, also known as Hittite Museum.

The collection, divided into ten departments, including a large number of archaeological objects dating from the Paleolithic to Classical times. Among the most famous collections include: collection of Hittite, which occupies pride of place in Anatolian Civilizations Museum and is the most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world. You can admire orthostatic reliefs, large-scale sculptures, clay tablets found in many objects of archaeological sites Bogazkale (Hattusas) Alacahüyük, Alisar, Karatepe, Karkamis, Kültepe (Kanes) Malatya (Arslantepe) and Ankara.

Collection of Neolithic artifacts from the site comes primarily from Çatalhüyük and includes heads of bull, bas-reliefs, mural painting and a drawing of Kara Dagi in full eruption.

Other exhibits in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara from Assyrian trading colonies (Kultepe) and the Frisian cities and Arslantas and Gordion. Due to the impressive size of the collection, which is impossible to visit in one day, tourists are advised to buy a detailed guide, available at museum, which are described collections and exhibits.

The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara can admire the beautiful collection of archaeological relics from all over Turkey.

Housed in a former caravanserai of the fifteenth century, the museum exhibits through each civilization has passed into the realm of Anatolia, starting with people who lived in caves.

Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara exhibition begins with artifacts dating from the Paleolithic. The most impressive Neolithic objects are representations of animals in clay 8,000 years old and a mother goddess - probably CIBE.

Bronze Age is represented by objects belonging to the Hittites - solar disks, statuettes and a more evolved version of the goddess-mother, and a lot of gold.

From the time of the Assyrian colonies remained more than 20,000 inscribed clay tablets of cuneiform. The main attraction is the statue of the Hittite empire during the war god.

Phrygians were the other major civilization has left behind precious artifacts - burial mound with a diameter of 300 m and 50 m tall, wooden furniture, brooches, pottery and metal vessels, and strong representations of animals - lions and eagles .

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