The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara is the most important archaeological museum in Turkey besides the Archaeology Museum in Istanbul. It is located in the district of Atpazarı in the old town of Ankara below the citadel.
However, the focus is on the epochs until the beginning of the first century, in turn mainly on the Hittite legacies. The period from classical antiquity to the Ottoman Empire is only represented in selected pieces, mostly from Ankara and the surrounding area.
Universe must be one of every arrange finance culture enthusiasts the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Here you can immerse yourself in the inexhaustible richness of the Hittite, Phrygian, Greek and Roman worlds. The chronological tour begins in the Palaeolithic and leads past well-preserved finds such as 2700 years old bronzes, Neolithic murals, Hittite large sculptures and reliefs, Phrygian tombs and much more.
This museum shows archaeological finds from all over Anatolia to a wide audience. From the earliest Stone age, through the period of the first urban development to the old cultures, the exhibits exhibited are extending. From the time of the Hittite Empire comes a large part of the artifacts.
In 1997 was this wonderful museum chosen among 65 museums from 21 European countries for the “European Museum of the Year” award.
Settlement in Anatolia and the European side of Turkey; These include, for example 40,000 years old finds from the Karain cave in Antalya, from Göbekli Tepe – the oldest temple in human history.