ORNING: The Istanbul Archaeology Museum
The most important archaeological museum of Türkiye is the first of its kind during the Ottoman Empire which features more than 1 million historical ancient relics and works of art. Each and every display being exhibited will represent every era and ancient civilization of the world.
The three major sections as follows:
The Archaeology Museum features a distinct Neo-classic architecture that houses a priceless compilation of iconic sculptures and ancient sarcophagus such as the Anthropoid Sarcophagi from Sidon, the Alexander Sarcophagus and the Mourning Women Sarcophagus – all displaying an abundance of amazing details dating back millennia.
The Museum of the Ancient Orient is housed in a 140-year-old building and features a plethora of Pre-Islamic Arabian art which was collected during the Ottoman Empire.
Important works of art include the enameled tiles which make up the polychrome relief of the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, and the Treaty of Kadesh (also known as the Eternal Treaty) signed by the Egyptians and the Hittites, the first agreement of its kind in the history of mankind.
The Tiled Kiosk Museum is the oldest building amongst all three museums, as it was built in 1472. Inside this historical building are the stunning Iznik tiles from the 14th-17th centuries and ceramic artworks dating back to the empires of Seljuk, Anatolian and Ottoman.
- Museum is located next to the Topkapi Palace Museum. If visitors have time constraints, it is recommended to explore the Palace in the morning and return to visit the museum during the afternoon.
- The Museum Pass Istanbul covers visitation for more than 10 Palaces and museums all over Istanbul, the Topkapi Palace and this Archaeological Museum as well.
AT NOON: The Museum of Innocence
Recordings of mankind through world class literature