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Archaeological Museum of Izmir

Halit Rifat Pasa Caddesi 4. Konak, Izmir, Turkey
90 0232 484-8324
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Ranked #18 of 90 Attractions in Izmir
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums, Museums
Description: This museum houses many fine sculptures and antiquities discovered in Izmir and other neighboring ancient cities.
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Aarhus, Denmark
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The museum tries to tell the story of Western Anatolia generally, and the region around Izmir specifically from the early bronze age, through Hellenism and the Roman era up to the Byzantine period. The ground floor was closed, but I got a chance to see the sculptures, the ceramics and the Treasure Chamber. I liked, that e.g. stone sculptures on... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Well worth visiting. We only saw 3 other people during our visit on a Saturday. Don't miss the statues in the courtyard between the museums.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This museum has a lot of interesting antiquities that I enjoyed seeing. The gold jewellery and coins exhibit was especially good. W also visited the adjacent Ethnology museum (on the same ticket) and you could view beautiful rugs, embroidered clothes and home ares as well as rooms from the 19th century Turkyie. Wonderful!

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Toronto, Canada
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55 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Please do not miss this Museum, as we did, because it contains the most important collection of archeological finds covering the history of various periods and cultures. We are still in town to it, except a bit farther from Culture Park where the Museums are located

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Longview, Texas, United States
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30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We loved it. Spent a lot of time walking and looking. This is the old city of Smyrna and it does not get as much attention as Ephesus and others. It is a wonderful city and they are doing a good job. Still opening up more of the old town.

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Berlin, Deutschland
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Entrance Fee: 8 TL Compared to some European Museums, the Izmir Archaeological Museum is rather small, but that might also be, because many ancient artefacts of this region are exhibited in Europe... There are some fascinating pieces in the museum, but even if you just look at the pieces in the outdoor area, you will find fascinating details (and lots... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Brilliant definitely worth a visit best archilogicol site I've seen other then Pompeii good value for money

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

after you have seen the actual sites in the country side, a visit to the museum is well worth it, it ties together what the site looked like in its day and the utensils and whatnot used back then. the museum is not huge and you can cover it in an hour or so. the location is central to most... More

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Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I was glad I took the time to visit the archeological museum. The collection consists of a floor of sculptures (primarily 1st century BC - 3rd century AD), a floor of pottery spanning many centuries, and a collection of ancient jewelry and coins. The sculptures were underwhelming, not because they weren't good (they were) but only because so much stone... More

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Temple Hills, Maryland
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66 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a small museum, but well put together with many Greek and Roman antiquities. There is an eye catching mosaic pavement that has a design of animals and plants. You can get a better view from the upper floor.

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