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“Small and interesting”

Amaasya Museum of Archeology
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Amasya
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Well worth an hour of your time to look around. There are 2 inside floors and an outside area. The ground floor is archeology relating to Amasya, has good exhibits and is well labelled in English. The first floor has an Ottoman section and a very unusual mummy room with 5 or 6 mummies in it. A tad spooky! The outside has grave steels, marble carvings, columns and interesting stonework.
Well displayed and friendly staff.

Thank Gill B
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

For a relatively small and little- known town this is an excellent museum. Informative and well laid out and with beautiful artefacts in the grounds..

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Reviewed November 12, 2011

the museum should be in a better and modern building

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Reviewed July 30, 2011

Along the busy Mustafa Kemal Pasha Street, a little further to the west-back-side of the Beyazid II mosque is Amasya's Museum of Archeology. It's a small museum compared to the gigantic museum in Istanbul, but for a small town - this museum ain't that small.

Entry Fee is TL3. Bring your camera and or video as photography is allowed inside the museum.

The museum was founded in 1925 and been housed in various location since then. In 1977 to present in this modern building. The museum is the town's pride - aside from the pontic tombs and many others - which displays artifacts dating back to so many historical periods (13 periods including Bronze Age, Hittite, Urartian, Phyrigian, Scythian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and finally the Ottoman period).

I was the only visitor during that late morning so I was enjoying the silence, until about 10 minutes while browsing around, when a whole class of gleeful primary students in cute orange uniforms arrived, and the silence was broken.

The objects are displayed in two levels of the museum in glass enacesing on the walls - old coins, statuettes, jars, glass containers, sarcophagi, ancient weaponry, costumes, furnitures, etc.

But the most striking feature of the museum is the display of about 7 mummies on the second level at the far end. Mummies of important political figure and his family. The mummies though are different from the ones in Egypt in that, these mummies in Amasya is not covered in cloth, they are whole bones and preserved skin, kind of creepy if you ask me. So if you're easily frightened, don't gaze at the bodies esp. the faces for a long time -- or you might dream about it, morbid ain't it?

After exiting the archeological museum, there's a gate to your left side that opens up to a garden.

The garden display stoneworks belonging to the Hittite, the Hellenistic, the Roman, the Byzantine, the Ilkhanate, the Seljuk and the Ottoman periods.

There are several columns and sarcophagi scattered on the grass lawn and an old structure at the end of the lawn that looks like a mausoleum.

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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile
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