Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, Ankara

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Set out on a journey through Anatolia's history, starting from the Paleolithic Age and ending with the present day at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi. Housed in a restored 15th-century Ottoman bazaar, the museum features over 200,000 artifacts, a portion of which are exhibited in chronological order. See the deer-shaped statuettes from the Early Bronze Age, Neolithic wall paintings, Paleolithic stone and bone tools, İznik pottery, and what is reputedly the world's most extensive collection of Hittite artifacts. Stop to have lunch in the historical setting of the nearby citadel or in one of several restaurants on the hill. For Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi and beyond, use our Ankara trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Ankara vacation.
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  • I went here as part of a Rick Steves group tour (highly recommended!). They have a great collection of items from thousands of years ago. It is really amazing to see such intricate carving and... 
    I went here as part of a Rick Steves group tour (highly recommended!). They have a great collection of items from thousands of years ago. It is really amazing to see such intricate carving and...  more »
  • Nadir our English speaking guide was excellent. He prepared our little group prior to reaching the museum. Took a little lesson on Turkish history from the BC’s . So the museum was east to navigate....  more
    Nadir our English speaking guide was excellent. He prepared our little group prior to reaching the museum. Took a little lesson on Turkish history from the BC’s . So the museum was east to navigate....  more »
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  • This is is not the largest archaeological museum in the world but the collection is breathtaking, especially the Hittite artifacts. It has also a very nice garden with antiquities. It’s my favoriete place in Ankara.
  • I went here as part of a Rick Steves group tour (highly recommended!). They have a great collection of items from thousands of years ago. It is really amazing to see such intricate carving and jewelry work from thousands of years BC!

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