Adana Archeology Museum, Adana

(2.4/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
Adana Archaeology Museum,, located just west of the Sabancı Mosque in Adana, houses the historical heritage of Çukurova region. It is one of the oldest ten museums of Turkey.HistoryThe museum was established at the Police Department building just after the formation of the Republic in 1924. It initially started with the collection of the columns, column capitals and sarcophagi found in the vicinity of the building. Alyanakzade Halil Kamil Bey from Adana was appointed as the museum director and with his successful work, the accumulated material was moved in 1928 to the madrasah section of the no longer existing Cafer Pasha Mosque and then opened to the public.The museum was moved to the building presently occupied by the Ethnography Museum at Kuruköprü in 1950. Material from the early ages of Çukurova which was discovered during the excavations carried out at Tarsus/Gözlükule (1934), Mersin/Yumuktepe (1936), Ceyhan/Sirkeli (1938) and Yüreğir/Misis(1958) in particular, was collected at the museum. The museum eventually was filled to the brim with the ethnographic material collected by the museum director Ali Rıza Yalman (Yalkın) during the investigations he carried out between 1933 – 1940, and as it was the only museum of the region with material obtained either through purchases or court decisions from a large area reaching from Kahramanmaraş to Gaziantep, the museum moved to its current premises on January 7, 1972.
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  • Interesting Museum with excellent exposure. The first thing to go inside and see all that is, and if you desire and forces shall remain-see remnants of colon/vessels/statues on site!
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  • Adana Archaeology Museum right in the heart of historic sites of the city, close to small but important museum with valuable and rational exhibition areas. Visited cities museums does not miss the main City Museum will be proposed for travelers. For those interested
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  • You have got to the question of the Museum was opened for. Most light conditions, variety of exhibits so weak that I don't understand. Objects in their fate, especially neglected garden seemed to have been abandoned. A visit where the enthusiast of museums as I'm so sorry. I want to declare my shame he didn't have to speak to the situation.
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  • The Museum will be moved 2014te kapatilmiş. Works sarılmis, bahceye lined up, almost like it was wrapped yesterday looked like this move. Construction of the new Museum building unfinished. Usual historical thief are waiting. ... Am I too lost? A la Turca vs Turquality. There's no reason to believe that information off the website. 1 star too but.
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  • Anatolian civilization is important in this town have closed and moved somewhere else çekememesi much pain the most attention, the task of a local Minister of culture would soon be more tragicomic, too
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