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“it's all historical” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Istanbul Archaeological Museums
Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
90 212 5207740
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Ranked #25 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Besides its importance as the first Turkish museum, it remains one of the world's largest museums with over one million works. Opened to the public in 1891, it houses a collection of Greek, Roman and Byzantine artifacts.
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“it's all historical”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

i like everything it's really great place should see
you see everything about the Archaeology Roman Empire

Visited October 2012
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“amazing museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

cannot be missed....spectacular sculptures, sarcophagi....i could have spent all day in the museum...i learned more about the history of istanbul in this museum....exhibits are well described....

Visited November 2012
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“So many things!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

This is a great museum, full of an amazing array of ancient artifacts. The bottom floor of the main building is mostly full of large sculptures and sarcophagi/tombs. The second and third floors are collections of excavated artifacts displayed almost like they've just been dug up and catalogued. There is also a nice display of tiny, weird Hellenic sculptures that are fun to look at.

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“Understand the Civilization”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

From Egytp to Greek, Babel to Troy for understand the civilization and old world you must visit
via a lot of historical artifact espacially sarcophaus Alexander and sarcophaus crying women must see.

Visited August 2012
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“History Lesson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is the place to go to learn about the history of their development from ancient times.The artifacts they have were unique and there was plenty of english translations to let you know what each was.You do not really need the audio translation although it was cheap.Please also note that the ladies toilets are of a traditional nature and not western standards(ie your squatting) which my wife found surprising

Visited November 2012
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