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Gaziantep Museum

Address: Istasyon Caddesi, Gaziantep, Turkey
Phone Number: (0342) 324 8809
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Ranked #13 of 19 Attractions in Gaziantep
Type: Museums
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Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Ancient mosaics can be found all over the Mediterranean. The mosaics in this museum are best preserved in the world. Have you seen the "Gypsy Girl" mosaic uncovered in Zeugma in 1999? The haunting look of the Gypsy Girl mosaic resembles the famous Afghan Girl of Steve McCurry-one of the most memorable images in National Geographic's history. They are from... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This Museum used to host some of the coolest mosaics, but now they have moved to a brand new and much nicer museum across town. This one at 3TL is still dirt cheap and isn't bad to stop into for an hour or so. It has a lot of ancient stuff, the garden is full of Hittite carvings dating back... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Accessible Interesting stuff to see 3 TL only for the entrance!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Absolutely stunning mosaics, beautifully displayed in a modern museum with lots of value. Leave several hours - we had only an hour and wished for much more time. Plus, they are adding pieces since they continue to work on all the mosaics rescued from Zeugma.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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174 reviews 174 reviews
73 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Gaziantep Museum displays the worlds most impressive mosaic collection from the close by ancient city of Zeugma. The museum is in the city and we have been told that the mosaic collection will soon be moved to the new Zeugma Museum. There is also a informatory documentary about the history of Zeugma and the area presented in a large amphiteather... More 

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

This museum houses some huge and outstanding mosaics found at Zeugma and brought back to life on the museum floors and walls. Information regarding each mosaic is written in both Turkish and English. The floor plan, with arrows, leads you throughout the museum so you won't miss a thing. One of the highlights is a very small mosaic of a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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198 reviews 198 reviews
88 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2009

There is no shortage of places to see ancient roman mosaics, but Turkey boasts some wonderful collections. The Archeological Museum of Antakya (which we also visited) hosts a major collection of this art form from the area around ancient Antioch. But our Turkish guide, Deniz, claimed the Zeugma mosaics were better and I agree. The scale and quality of the... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

Most of the exhibits were recovered from the Roman military town of Zeuga before it was flooded by a dam. Some of the best mosaics I have ever seen. More like pictures.

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