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Antalya Archaeological Museum Jun 22, 2018


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Archaeological Museum

Antalya Archaeological Museum
This museum is one of the most important museums in Turkey and exhibits mainly the remains belonging to Antalya region, but there are also many monuments which were provided from the neighbor regions. The sections of the museum are below:

Section of Nature History: This section hosts the fossils of the living creatures. These fossils lived in the geological ages.
Section of prehistory: In this section pins, bone and stone tools, decorations used in Mezzolithic and Palaeolitic age are exhibited. Most of these are from the Karain Cave.
Other parts of the section host numerous remains of the Chalcolithic, Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages.
Section of the small foundings: In this section the monuments which date back to the period between 1200-1300 BC are exhibited.
Section of the small foundings: In this section the monuments belonging to the period between 4th century BC and 6th century AD are exhibited. This section hosts a display cabinet dedicated to the monuments taken out of the subgermed stes. Bronze statues of Herakles and Apollon are among the interesting pieces as well as the marble statue of Priapos and the head of Attis.
Hall of the gods ( the section of ideal sculpture ): In this section the statues are the copies made in Roman period of the original monuments of the sculptors of Arcaic, classical and Hellenistic period. Among these are the gods and goddesses of many Hellen Roman Pantheons especially Zeus and also the statues of Isis and Serapis , the gods of the ancient Egypt civilization. All the monuments in this section are the findings from the ancient city which called Perge.
Section of Emperors: This section hosts the important persons of the time and the statues and busts of some Roman emperors.Most of them date back to 2nd century AD. Roughly all the monuments which are exhibited in this section are the original monuments unearthed in the ancient city of Perge.
Hall of sarcophaguses: In this hall generally dating back to 2nd century AD sarcophaguses and stels are exhibited.
Hall of mosaics: The mosaics found in the ancient cities of Seleukia and Xanthos ( Lykia Region ) are exhibited in the pool in the middle of this hall.
The instruments used by the ancient sculptors and the monuments of various periods are exhibited in the parts surrounding the pool.
The hall of icons: This hall hosts icons which were collected in Antalya region. These icons date back 18th and 19th Centuries.
Section of Numismatics: In this section various coins exhibited. These coins have been used in the region from the ancient periods up to the present day. Among these are the coins minted in the ancient cities of the region such as Perge and Side.
Hall of Perge: Some statues and friezes brought from the ancient city of Perge and also from the theater of the city are exhibited in this hall.
The sections of Ethnography and Turkish Islamic monuments: Many artistic monuments and also the monuments of the daily use, ranging from the tiles to the manually written books, from the weapons to the carpets, from the ornaments to the dresses which reflect the fashion of their time are exhibited. These monuments belong to the periods of Ottoman, Beylicates and Sejuks.
The open air exhibition section of the museum: This section is in fact the garden of the museum. In this area hosts the exhibition of various stone carved monuments of the Roman period unearthed in the region.
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