Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi

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Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi is an Anatolian Civilizations Museum. It's on the southern side of Ankara Castle in Ankara, Turkey. It consists of the ancient inn Kurşunlu Han and the medieval Ottoman Mahmut Paşa bazaar storage structure. Atatürk, the Republic of Turkey's founding father, wished to create a Hittite museum in this city. These buildings were then constructed at that time. After completing the remodeling and renovations (1938-1968), the building was reopened to the public as the Ankara Archaeological Museum. 

On April 19, 1997, the Anatolian Civilizations Museum, with its historical buildings and deeply established history, was designated as the first 'European Museum of the Year' in Switzerland. 

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Kurşunlu Han serves as an administrative facility, including workrooms, a library, a conference hall, a laboratory, and a workshop. The displays are housed in the historic market structure. 

The design of the Han is typical of Ottoman Period Hans. In the center, there is a courtyard and an arcade, which are flanked by two-story chambers. The bottom floor has 28 rooms while the first floor has 30 rooms. Furnaces are installed in the rooms. On the ground level, in the west and south directions of the rooms, there is an 'L' shaped barn. There are 11 stores on the north side of the hand, nine shops on the east side, and four shops facing each other within the garden. Get fascinated by the Ottoman architecture in this ancient inn.  

The Museum contains several Anatolian archaeological displays, beginning with the Paleolithic and progressing through the Neolithic, Early Bronze, Assyrian trading colonies, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuq, and Ottoman periods. 

This houses a large collection of artifacts from excavations at Karain, atalhöyük, Haclar, Canhasan, Beyce Sultan, Alacahöyük, Kültepe, Acemhöyük, Boazköy (Gordion), Pazarl, Altntepe, Adilcevaz, and Patnos. 

Gold, silver, glass, marble, and bronze displays date back to the second half of the first millennium BC. The Museum's rich cultural treasures include coin collections stretching from the earliest issued money to modern times. 

The Palaeolithic Age people were hunter-gatherers who used stone and bone implements. The stone tools are organized into three time periods: the Lower Paleolithic Age, the Middle Paleolithic Age, and the Upper and Late Upper Paleolithic Ages in this section. 

In another section, artifacts from Atalhöyük and Haclar, two of the most well-known Neolithic Age sites, are displayed. Mother Goddess statues, murals, clay figurines, stamps, earthenware vessels, and bone agricultural equipment are the items in this section. A hunting scene on plaster from the 7th millennium BC, a reproduction of an atalhöyük room with wall-mounted bull heads, a Mother Goddess Kybele (later Cybele) sculpture, obsidian tools, wall paintings of Mount Hasan erupting, and wall paintings of a leopard are among the most impressive parts of this exhibit.

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Gozcu Sokak No: 2 Ulus, Ankara 06240 Turkey

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