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Archaeological Museum of Izmir

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Address: Halit Rifat Pasa Caddesi 4. Konak, Izmir, Turkey
Phone Number: 90 0232 484-8324
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This museum houses many fine sculptures and antiquities discovered in Izmir...

This museum houses many fine sculptures and antiquities discovered in Izmir and other neighboring ancient cities.

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Best place to see coins and statues

A great collection of the regions history. A collection of coins dating back to earliest times as well as a history of man dating back to neandothol .

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Probably number 1 among Izmir museums, even if you aren't an archeology buff. The musem isn't too big (two levels), but it offers a good overview of various sites in Izmir area. Modern layout, good lighting, detailed introductionary texts and captions in Turkish and English. Be careful not to miss the "Treasure Room" on the first floor where jewels and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A great collection of the regions history. A collection of coins dating back to earliest times as well as a history of man dating back to neandothol .

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Samos, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This museum has a fantastic collection of coins from the first coins ever made also incredible glass from BC, Which amazed me in it's delicacy and inspired me to order a book on the history of glass fascinating! Also a good collection of marble sculpture including my favorite the River God. A good way to spend a morning and if... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Consisted of three separate building, spacious and clean. There are many artefacts from old Greek and Roman ages. It takes one hour to visit all three buildings.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a well laid out museum. Lonely Planet says that it is a bit 'dry' and they are right. Statues, ceramics, glass and other artifacts are laid out in chronological order and cover not just Izmir, but also Anatolia. It cost 10 Turkish Lira to enter, which I thought was worth it. The building is kept wonderfully cool, which... More 

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Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We could only peak in some rooms and read the overall description of the history since we did not have enough Turkish lira to enter. About $4 and we had spent what lira we had on the taxi to town.No credit cards, no euros, no dollars and no attempt to help. A pity since the area has been occupied since... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I've found the museum very simple and the tickets are very expensive. Okay they show you very old stuff but presentation is not good so you dont get in the atmosphere.

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Réthimnon, Rethimni, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Interesting museum, but smaller than expected. Not easy to find it because of road and parking building works.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Located fairly close to the Konak Metro Station is the Izmir Museum of Archeology.On a recent visit,II learned many interesting things about the Greek,Roman,and Antonian Periods in present day Asian Turkey.I saw fine sculptings in marble and bronze from ancient Hellenistic communities such as;Statue of Running Athlete in bronze found in Kyme,Statue of Demeter in bronze found in Bodrum,and Statue... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Old building, modern approach. you can rent a listening device that explains about all of the items inside. this one of the best museums in europe in terms of artifect. give 3 hours. if you finish climbing the hill behind the museum (street-outside of museum) you end up with a superb view.

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