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Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Listed under Archeology Museums in Istanbul, Turkey.

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This museum is within the grounds of the Topkapi Palace – the design and façade of it are inspired by the Alexander Sarcophagus and Sarcophagus of the Mourning Women, which are two of the artefacts on display inside. The Alexander Sarcophagus is one of the museum's great treasures, thought to have been made to house Alexander the Great. The Kadesh Peace Treaty between the Egyptians and the Hittites, signed more than three thousand years ago, is another highlight for visitors. The museum is very well stocked with ancient art, especially Hellenistic, Roman and Turkish artefacts.

Written by  Eric Hallum.

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“Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Müzesi)”

The Istanbul Archaeology Museum is housed in three buildings just inside the first court of Topkapi Palace and includes the Museum of the Ancient Orient. The museum has an excellent collection of Greek and Roman artifacts, including finds from Ephesus an… Read more...

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