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Antakya Archaeological Museum

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Address: Cumhuriyet Meydani | Gündüz Caddesi No. 1, Antakya, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 (326) 214 6167

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Largest Mosaic Museum

This museum has moved to its new place. It is modern and well designed. They have the largest mosaic collection. All the mosaics are made of natural colored stones. They have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Earibal
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This museum has moved to its new place. It is modern and well designed. They have the largest mosaic collection. All the mosaics are made of natural colored stones. They have articles beginning from the Paleolithic age. They have also many items from Hittites. It is a must see in the city. The famous article is the statue of Hittite... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You will be impressed. You will learn a lot, you will love it a lot. Just for visiting Antakya Archaeological Museum, it is worth coming to Hatay.

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Adana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a brand new museum. It is very well thought out with wheel chair access thought. A nice mix of ancient Stone Age, Hittite, Luwian, Greek, Roman, and Ottoman items. Very good selection of mosaics, but not as good as Gazientep. I especially liked the stone lions and the figure of the king with the Luwian writing on his... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It was a really fascinating place. The museum has a rich collection of mosaics from Roman times in 2nd centuries. The museum's collection reflects the culture of the region.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Now, there are two museums in Antakya. The old museum is in the city centre and there is a marble sarcofagus, gold jewellery and mozaic. In january they also opened the new museum. It is between the old one and st. Peter's church. The new museum is bigger and there are ,except of mozaics, an artefacts from stone, bronze, iron... More 

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Mersin, Turkey
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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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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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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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