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Antakya Archaeological Museum

Address: Cumhuriyet Meydani | Gündüz Caddesi No. 1, Antakya, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 (326) 214 6167
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Antakya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Art Museums, Museums

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Mersin, Turkey
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I was so excited to see something about Palmyra and the tombs there. That was a wonderful experience.

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Nysa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I think that not many people know about this place with many Roman and Greek things. I was with youth and history teachers. It is worth to see and meet part of history. One problem; if somebody doesn't know where the museum is, you cannot find it even though it is located in the city center. You must see the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Muzem is small but nice. Antioch is city with very rich history because of it you can find lot of amazing showpieces in the Muzeum. Lot of mozaics, marble sarcophagus and some gold jewels. Problem is that some parts of the exhibition are moved to another building yet. Do not forget to visit - Koz Kalesi , Antioach castle, Bagras... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Only the sarcophagus is completely in tack for viewing. Of the mosaics saloon, only 2 are partially available for viewing. The place looks like it's been looted and vandalized. Despite the reduced fee from 8 lira to 3 lira - I'd much rather if they closed it completely like they did for the Orthodox church and St Pierre church.

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

An historical heritage that needs to be taken better care of. The facility of today's is not able to protect the heritage, a lot of mosaic pieces are exposed to sun in a small garden surrounding the museum. I have been there 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. This year I was not able to go there due to the war... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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55 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The mosaics are in the process of being moved to a new building. Right now, it is a bit of a mess. Still lots of mosaics to see, and the wonderful sarcophagus.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

As other reviews have mentioned - much of the museum was closed due to repair. What is left is well worth the time, energy, and 3TL. Numerous mosaics were still available to view as well as the sarcophagus.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

It was not clear if they are rebuilding the museum or moving the mosaics elsewhere however on our visit only 2 of the 6 rooms were open plus the sargophagus. The ticket price was reduced from 8tl to 3tl and the mosaics were beautiful but combined with the current closure of St Peters church you might want to think twice... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I didn't enjoy visiting this museum for two reasons. First - I'm not a museum person, second - I think there was some repair. For me there wasn't much to see.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

As part of our group travel to Antakya our trip guide took us to the "Mosaic Museum". I am not a museum person usually but this museum really got my attention. It is a beautiful building full of Roman and Byzantine mosaics dating back to the 2nd and 3rd century. I believe it is a must see on your travels.

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