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Azerbaijan Museum, Tabriz

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Azerbaijan Museum is the major archaeological and historical museum in Tabriz, in the northwest part of Iran (East Azerbaijan province). It was established on April 1958. The museum consists of three major halls, a side yard, office rooms and a library. It mostly contains objects discovered from excavations in Iranian Azerbaijan, also some artworks and sculptures of artists. Its library contains more than 2500 books, both handwritten and printed, about history, archaeology, art and Iranian culture. Apart from National Museum of Iran in Tehran, Azerbaijan Museum has the largest collection belonging to different periods of Iran's history.GalleriesThe museum has three galleries. The first gallery bears the oldest remains from 5th millennium BC until Sassanian dynasty (212-656 AD). The museum's monuments include goddesses, Rhytons, two skeletons (male and female) and a carved slab of marble known as Bism Allah-Stone.The second gallery consists of two parts: one for Islamic archeology and another part for coins and seals. Part one involves pottery dated from the 10th to the 19th centuries. The coins of this gallery (part two), began with the Achamenid dynasty and end in the Qajar dynasty. The displayed seals and stamps date from the third millennium BC to Islamic eras.The third gallery includes some sculptures made by Ahad Hosseini. They are made of plaster and represent the sculptor's own image about the fate of mankind in the 20th century.
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  • This museum is next to the Blue Mosque in central Tabriz and is well worth a visit before or after the mosque. It is also a couple of blocks from the bazaar. It is on three levels. The ground floor ha...  more »
  • The museum is very nice and has a lot of amazing items including pottery, jewelry, and old currency. The restrooms were the only negative part of the visit - they were very dirty and as a result, I di...  more »
  • While this is not an outstanding collection, it is a worthy one. It definitely helped us understand the history of the area and there are one or two outstanding pieces. Don't bother going down stairs ...  more »
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  • It has some good artifacts specially if you are a fan of old coinage and ancient history. The basement is just waste of time. First and second floors are good to visit. They had a great and patient guide. To my surprise she was blonde and I think she was a history major student. Some old men were giving her hard time but she handled them very professional. They had another great guide with so much information in bookstore in basement. He wears glasses and has good knowledge about monuments around the city. I enjoyed talking to him.
  • A bit disappointing for the price - but mit completely terrible
  • I recommend you visit
  • There is great,I suggest you to visit a small part of the history of Azerbaijan.
  • You can find several old coins, sculptures and many other things to visit in this old museum.