Gaziantep Museum
Gaziantep Museum
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Tug O
London, UK133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Another of those well worth seeing places in Gaziantep. Make sure you visit these priceless museums as you won't see things like this anywhere in the world.
Written March 3, 2020
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kozin58
Toronto, Canada186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011 • Friends
Ancient mosaics can be found all over the Mediterranean. The mosaics in this museum are best preserved in the world. Have you seen the "Gypsy Girl" mosaic uncovered in Zeugma in 1999? The haunting look of the Gypsy Girl mosaic resembles the famous Afghan Girl of Steve McCurry-one of the most memorable images in National Geographic's history. They are from rescue excavations conducted by Gaziantep Museum and a number of international teams in an effort of emergency archaeology-a race against time in the last two decades. The site is in the area of the Birecik dam.
Zeugma ("Bridgetown") was the name of twin cities Apameia and Seleucia 50 km from Gaziantep on the Euphrates River. It was an important strategic place from the Hellenistic and Roman period which included one of the few bridges over the Euphrates.
This short documentary film “Zeugma, A Roman Town in Anatolia” takes you to the history of Zeugma: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8323657299167199011#
Written January 15, 2012
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kar-travel-01
Sydney, Australia169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Reviewers are really getting mixed up and confusing this museum with other museums. Zeugma is the amazing museum with all the mosaics.
This wonderful museum is the Gaziantep Archaeological Museum and has a 20 tl entrance fee. It is located on Kamil Ocak Caddessi.
It is filled with ancient artefacts. Pre bronze age, the Hittite civilisation, Roman civilisation and quite a few civilisations I'd never heard of! Gaziantep certainly has a fascinating history- with so many different cultures that have lived here.
The museum has everything from coins, jewellery, pottery, weapons, statues etc. to a full size replication of a Hittite house.
Everything is well signed in English - there is on street parking outside. Everything is very well displayed. Make sure you do not miss this museum when in Gaziantep or anywhere close by.
Written November 9, 2017
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Achillea-Millefolium
New York City, NY16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
So not all the reviews here seem to be for the same museum. That said I thought I'd leave a note for fellow travellers that we found the Archaeology Museum (not the fabulous new mosaic museum note) very closed, but with much active work. The buildings were gutted, no windows, no plumbing... Ask around before making the trek.
Written November 8, 2013
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parkmirap
Istanbul, Türkiye10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Family
This museum used to be the biggest museum in Gaziantep before the Zeugma museum.The mosaics are carried to Zeugma museum leaving this mostly deserted. I advice to visit this place before going to Zeugma Museum.
Written April 28, 2012
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Peter_Wello
Brisbane, Australia416 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There is no shortage of places to see ancient roman mosaics, but Turkey boasts some wonderful collections. The Archeological Museum of Antakya (which we also visited) hosts a major collection of this art form from the area around ancient Antioch.

But our Turkish guide, Deniz, claimed the Zeugma mosaics were better and I agree. The scale and quality of the panels is breathtaking. Many are virtually intact and provide a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the craftspersons work. Zeugma became an important settlement on the trade routes to Mesopotamia. The coloured stones collected from the banks of the Euphrates River were used to decorate the homes of the well to do with illustrations of myths and decorative images.

The "poster girl" for the museum is Maenad or the Gypsy Girl. Mona Lisa like, her eyes draw the viewer and follow you around the room. But the larger pieces impressed me with their detail and beauty. The mosaic of Eros and Psyche show the pair reclined on a couch with Psyche's body draped in a translucent fabric. The illusion is even more striking considering the medium used.

Other panels in the collections include geometric desisgns that clearly could inspire modern cubists. Many of the panels have been installed in settings that evoke the original setting of the mosaics in homes and other buildings.

The museum is modern and well designed for its very specific purpose. The interpretive material is informative and of a high standard except for some fractured english which plaques tourist material in this part of the world. This is easily forgiven as the overall quality is very good.

Far from the madding crowds of Istanbul, this is definitely a must see if you make it to the eastern part of Turkey. There are many delights to be found in the quieter parts of this exotic but charming country.
Written July 26, 2009
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Sabzachi
Erbil, Iraq105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Business
Gaziantep Museum , it's one of the beautiful and interesting sites in Gaziantep, its privileged location and excellent service from the staff, it drives you to go there whenever you think of visiting the city, so I would recommend to all friends to go there when visiting the city.
Written December 4, 2017
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GKY
Gazipasa, Türkiye63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Definetely a must-See place! I am Proud of THE museum as a Turk. I have been there several times, with my children, friends, students. Everyone liked it very much. If you love mythology, it is better to spare some time for THE explanations. I suggest you to watch THE video before going around
Written March 22, 2015
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geoeye
Istanbul, Türkiye22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Friends
Most of the museum was closed due to renovation. They told that items stored in the warehouse for decades will be exhibited sometime during this year. If you are passing by, you might be still interested in seeing current sections. They have a quite impressive collection of ancient seals and a few artifacts from late Hittites and an Egyptian Sphinx. Note all the mosaics are moved to the new museum.
Written April 27, 2012
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Jcc_ist
Istanbul, Türkiye147 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012
It was a pitty to see that the museum was almost empty. Afterwards we learned that it was going to be renovated so they removed many pieces. Some of them were still presented like the fibulas, jewelry, seals etc. I would recomend you to ask first whether the renovation is finished or not. An archaelogist whom I met at the giftshop of Zeugma Museum told me that there were beautfil and important pieces waiting to presented after the renovation.
Written February 27, 2012
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