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Istanbul Archaeological Museums
İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri

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Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Istanbul Archeology Museums, Alemdar Cad. Osman Hamdi, Bey Yokusu Sk, 34122, Sultanahmet / Fatih, Istanbul
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Phone: +90-212-5207740

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The Archaeological Museum (stanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri), just in the alley to Topkapa Palace, from Topkapa Palace visit back, it is very convenient to go to see. The museum is composed of three sections: the archaeological museum (main building), the ancient Oriental Museum and the Islamic Museum of Art (Tiled Kiosk). The original museum was established by imperial decree on 13 June 1891 and is itself a witness to a long history.

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Twenty galleries filled with artifacts gathered from all over Turkey and the Near East celebrate 5,000 years of history with exhibits from Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire and the many civilizations of Anatolia and ancient Egypt. The main building houses the finds of nineteenth-century archaeologist Osman Hamdi Bey, in particular the famous fourth-century Alexander sarcophagus discovered at the royal necropolis of Sidon in Lebanon. The Museum of the Ancient Orient contains artifacts from Egypt and Mesopotamia, including a magnificent frieze of a bull from the Ishtar gate in Babylon.
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