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Antakya Archaeological Museum

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Address: Ataturk Cd No:63 | Gündüz Caddesi No. 1, Antakya 31000, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 (326) 214 6167
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Normally museums aren't great for kids but the air conditioning was great for all of us. This museum was primarily filled with greco-roman period artifacts with excellent displays... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Normally museums aren't great for kids but the air conditioning was great for all of us. This museum was primarily filled with greco-roman period artifacts with excellent displays of mosaics despite the botched reassembly of many of them.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The new museum is worth to see just for magnificent mosaics. The first part dedicated to history of Antakya is educative. The impressive part is Mosaics on the floor, suggested to see them from top bridge to see and feel whole mosaics from different angle...

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Mugla, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

An ancient Greek glass mosaic, made of black tiles, has been unearthed in the ancient city of Antiocheia. The mosaic, named the “Skeleton Mosaic” was discovered in the dining room of a house, dated from the 3rdC BC. The three scenes on the panel depict a black person throwing fire and is considered to be a symbol of the bath.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

It made me happy to see the museum is taken to a greater building which will enable numerous archeological foundlings from the excavations getting done right now at the state. It contains collections not only from Hatay, but also from the near geography.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I came to the museum with great expectations expecting to find mosaics as in the Gaziantep museum which was brilliant. I had been visiting a few years ago the previous mosaics museum located in the city centre and came out quite impressed by the quality of the pieces exhibited although the display was bad and old fashioned. I was so... More 

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I absolutely enjoyed the visit to this museum. Great mosaics and other exhibits. If you are in Antakya, it is definitely worth to visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Southern Turkey is rich of beautiful mosaic and Hatay Arkeoloji Muzesi is the third museums which has extensive collection of mosaic. That many mosaic found and I won’t be surprise if one day somebody would find it while digging their own garden, every mould could mean something ancient buried! In Hatay museum, the presentation about how the ancient hamam worked... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Not miss this small and interesting new museum. Has very nice displays. The building is modern and great looking. Has nice Museum shop and small cafe

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Antalya, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I visited the new archaeology museum for the first time today. The building is large and presents excellent displays in Turkish and English. The English translation, as is common here, needed to be looked over by a proofreader as there are numerous mistakes. The new sections on Atcana and Tel Tayinat were well done. I was thrilled to see the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

It ıs a huge museum, lots of mosaics to discover. İt may take up more than an hour to go through the museum, but it's worth it.

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