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Istanbul Archaeological Museums

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Address: Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 520 7740
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Besides its importance as the first Turkish museum, it remains one of the...

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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A Must For Those Interested in Archaeology

This is an incredible place! There is so much to see from all of the ancient civilizations of the Middle East. Especially if you have a knowledge of the Old Testament, you'll... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 12, 2008
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2008

This is an incredible place! There is so much to see from all of the ancient civilizations of the Middle East. Especially if you have a knowledge of the Old Testament, you'll all kinds of things from the kings who menaced the Israelites - Sargon! Tiglath-Pilesar! Highlights include the inscription of Hezikiah's tunnel in Jerusalem and the Kadesh Treaty. I... More 

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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