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Istanbul Archaeological Museums
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Ranked #69 of 1,156 things to do in Istanbul
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Besides its importance as the first Turkish museum, it remains one of the world's largest museums with over one million works. Opened to the public in 1891, it houses a collection of Greek, Roman and Byzantine artifacts.
Reviewed 21 March 2018

1-Main building is under renovation but some part of the collection exhibited,
2- Eski Sark Eserleri Muzesi; Artefacts from Mesopotimia Asur and Hitites imperia. Come to this museum to see the first peace treaty of the world between Hittite and Egyptians written in 1269 BC. Other artefacts like Ishtar gate from Babylonia. It is a must in Istanbul
3-Tiled Pavillion built in 1472 AD now serving
as a museum where outstanding Turkish ceramics are exhibited. Bring your camera ( no flash no tripod )

1  Thank bodrumlu50
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Realized the Ottomans were able to look the eastern Mediterranean of a lot of antiquities. History of the city most interesting, and well/objectively displayed. Much under renovation/reconstruction, but well worth the visit if you're interested in the city/regional history.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit as it's steeped with so much history whether it be local Turkish or from elsewhere in the world, there are items on display from B.C. to A.D. Recommended for anyone interested in history.

Thank Geoffrey C
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We did feel like visiting here was quite disappointing as we had really looked forward to the exhibits here; unfortunately most of it was closed. Things like the sarcophagus of Alexander the Great were exhibits that had attracted us to visit here in the first place but they weren’t available.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

If you’re into history, this Museum should not be missed. I spent about two hours here, mainly focused on the Story of Istanbul. This display is fabulous and demonstrates what an incredibly diverse and influential history Istanbul has. It’s very much focused on displaying artefacts, and there are no interactive elements - so kids might get bored. I was lucky enough to be visiting the museum on my own, so I could take my time. The history goes from Stone Age, through Byzantine and Roman times, and the various Christian and Muslim periods. Upstairs there were some incredible pieces from Schliemann’s excavation of Troy. There are English language signs on nearly all displays. I visited on a Saturday, and it was relatively quiet, particularly on the upper levels. There was a queue to get in (took about 5 minutes queuing) but if you have a Museum card, you can skip the queue.
I then visited the Tile Kiosk and the Asian art, where there were fantastic examples from the Lion Gate in Babylon. Very enjoyable, and well worth the 20TL entrance.

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