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Anatolian Civilizations Museum

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Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is one of the most significant museums in the world with its unique extensive collections and works exhibited in chronological order from the Paleolithic Age until today. The collection takes you out of this world to the back.

Anatolian Civilizations Museum

The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, located in Ankara province of Turkey, is just like a gift for history lovers. This superb museum is the perfect introduction to the complex weave of Turkey's ancient past, with its beautiful artifacts picked from just the significant archaeological site in Anatolia.

Very few places in the world could give you a chronological understanding of mankind's mind-boggling progress. Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara is one of them. Arranged as a chronological spiral, this museum will take you on a journey from 900 thousand years ago, to present time.

The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations has on display priceless artifacts dating from the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages and from Hittite, Phrygian, Urartu and Roman civilizations.


Museum of the Year in Europe

The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which is one of the few museums in the world with its unique collections and Anatolian archaeological artifacts, was awarded the title of Museum of the Year in Europe in 1997.

The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations has 8 distinct sections following a chronological order;

  • Paleolithic Age (before 8000 BC)
  • Neolithic Age (8000–5500 BC)
  • Chalcolithic Age (5500–3000 BC)
  • Old Bronze Age (3000–1950 BC)
  • Hittites (1750–1200 BC)
  • Phrygians (1200–700 BC)
  • Urartu Civilization (1200–600 BC)
  • Late Hittites (1200–700 BC)

Visiting the Museum

The museum is open daily between 08:30-17:30. Don't forget to see the precious artifacts and objects such as symbolic sculptures, stamps, earthenware, valuable metals, tools made of stone and bone.


Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Turkey

Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara


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