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Istanbul Archaeological Museums, Istanbul

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web
See the vast and impressive collection of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine works at Istanbul Archaeological Museums, one of the world's largest museums, featuring over one million pieces. This also happens to be the oldest in Turkey, as it opened to the public in 1891. The artifacts are housed in three different buildings that make up the complex: the main building, or Archaeological Museum, Museum of the Ancient Orient, and Museum of Islamic Art. Consider combining your visit with other nearby sites, like the Topkapi Palace. To visit Istanbul Archaeological Museums and other attractions in Istanbul, use our Istanbul holiday planner.
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  • Visit the rooms available, but the main ones are under construction. The tomb of Alexander the great was not available to visitors. That way, if you haven't been to museums in London and Paris, it's worth it. Otherwise, not worth. When they finish the reforms, is worthwhile because there are elements of the history of Istanbul, Asia and Greece.
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  • Not only Turkey's perhaps one of the world's most private museum. In various historical periods, it is possible to see many works. She wakes up feeling almost human journey in history. It is very important to visit a museum.
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  • 豐富的文化資產,館藏超過上百萬件,整座伊斯坦堡考古博物館有三棟建築為考古博物館和東方博物館及磁磚博物館 
  • Great museum with allot of interesting artifacts and interpretations of the history of Istanbul, Turkey, and the larger region. When I visited the building was being remodeled so access was weird and not signed well. However, there was still allot to see and there was good information. Some displays could use better explanations. I recommend seeing this museum. Especially if you have an interest in the archaeology of the area.
  • Different from other historical places. Full of history. It is very rich for the things to be seen.
  • Besides the fact that it would be more interesting with some crucial changes (social media, better explanation of the artefacts etc -100% mu point of view) this museum is a MUST! It is impposible CANT find together Sumerian-Babylonia-Urartian-Anatolian-Greek-Byzantine artefacts such as the museum has. Plus many many Hittite steles, statues, objects! I spent 3+ hours there and tomorrow I will be back! Dont miss the chance seeing Mesopotamian treasures!
  • As of June 2016 it's currently under EXTENSIVE renovation, so be forewarned. There is still quite a bit to see (such as a stunning collection of Roman sarcophagi) so it's still worth it, especially if you have an Istanbul museum pass.
  • Houses some of the most ancient items of world heritage. It especially has a very rich section devoted to mesopotamia which is one of the first civilizations on earth.
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