ALANYA MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY
For those looking to soak up some of the ancient histories in Turkey while in Antalya, make your way over to the Alanya Museum of Archaeology. Opened to visitors in 1967 this museum consists of two different areas dedicated to the conservation and display of archaeological and ethnographic artefacts. Originally this museum was opened to help support the number of artefacts being found in the region and for people to gain a better understanding of the historical timeline of the area. Here you will see remains from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods. Some of the objects are made of ceramic, marble, bronze, glass or mosaic. Along with coins that date as far back as the fifth century and go up to the modern era. Admire the well-preserved bronze statue of Hercules from the second century before making your way out to the museum’s garden which doubles as an open-air gallery featuring Roman-era ossuary’s and Islamic gravestones. There are also displays of Seljuk, Ottoman and Republic-Times all housed in a separate section of the museum. The museum is open every day except Mondays.
Should you be looking for something to do on Monday, in that case, pay a visit to either Ataturk’s House Museum, Cleopatra’s Beach, Alanya or Alanya Castle.