Turkey – Hittite Museum (Ankara)

1 Comment June 28, 2010 / Posted in Travel
Ankara Archeological Museum (Anatolian Civilisation Museum)

Ankara Archeological Museum (Anatolian Civilisation Museum)

After staying overnight at Sheraton Ankara, I decided to end my Turkey trip by visiting the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations (Hittite Museum), established in 1921 and after a renovation, it was opened to the public as Ankara archeological museum in 1968.

As the name suggested, it hosts the archeological artifacts for the Anatolian Civilisations. In 1997, it was named the European Museum of the Year. Without going through details, the museum exhibits a range of artifacts from the period of – Paleolithic, Neolithic, chalcolithic age, early bronze age then continues on to Assyrian trade colonies, hittite, phyrgian, late hittite, urartian, lydian, classical period through the ages.

The stunning dome of the museum

The stunning dome of the museum

Burials exhibit

Burials exhibit

Driving back to Istanbul, I looked back at my trip, I really like Turkey and I believe it is the the best country in Europe to visit..

Good Bye Ankara, as I drove back to Istanbul.

Good Bye Ankara, as I drove back to Istanbul

Good Bye Ankara, as I drove back to Istanbul

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  1. khengsiong said on June 30th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Among the burial exhibits, there is one which looks like the now-extinct saber-toothed tiger. Surprising…

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