Custodian of history in southern Turkey


The archaeological museum in southern Antalya province on Turkey’s breathtaking Mediterranean coastline is shedding light on ancient times with brimming antique artifacts and historical finds. 

The Antalya Museum, among the most important archeology museums in the world, has treasures, sarcophagi and sculptures from different periods of mankind and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

The museum was established in 1922 in the historical Kaleici quarter, then moved to Yivli Mosque in 1937 before settling in its present building in the Konyaalti district in 1972.

Shedding light on many periods — from the vital period that started with the fossil age to the Ottoman Empire — the…

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