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Museums of Alanya


Alanya Archeology Museum was opened in 1967 with its archeology and ethnography sections.

With the artifacts belonging to Bronze Age, Urartu, Phrygian and Lidian Eras that were fetched from Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara and the items unearthed by the excavations in the region, the museum has enlarged and enriched.

The Section of Archeology

The oldest work of art which was found in the region of Alanya and is exhibited, is a stone epitaph in Phoenician language in 625 BC.
The most significant item which has become the embodiement of the museum is the sculpture of Herakles who has a pathetic tale.
The sculpture of Herakles which reaches 52 cm dates back to 2nd century AD.
Among the items exhibited, there are bronze, marble, terracotta, glass and mosaic foundlings that pertain to Arcaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantinen Eras, the affluent boxes of ashes and the collection of coins.
Moreover, the coins from the Arcaic Age of 7 and 5 centuries BC to The Republican Era are also exhibited.

The Salon of Ethnography

In the section of ethnographyi there are Turkish – Islamic works of art belonging to Seljuk and Ottoman Periods.
The Yörük carpets, alaçuvals, carpetbags, clothes, the handling samples, guns, daily pots, jewelleries, hadwrittens and desk sets and etc. which were gathered together and reflect the characteristic aspects of the region, are on exhibition in a daily room of an old Alanya House.

The Garden of The Museum

 In the open section there are stone works of art, epitaphs that are belonged to the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman, Islamic Eras and the early period of the Republican Era.

The ostoteks (bone – ash case) that are peculiar to the region form an important part of the museum and the very interesting examples of it can be seen.


Kızılkule which is an Seljuk creation of 13th century was built in 1226 for a military purpose in order to keep the harbour under control. This monumental structure is one of the matchless samples of the Seljuk Art; it is the symbol of Alanya and at the same time its museum of Ethnograpy.

The creations such as rugs, carpets, clothes, kitchen gadgets, guns, weights, lighting equipments, tappet looms that are peculiar to Alanya region and tents which reflect the yörük culture have all ethnographic values and they are exhibited. 
Alanya İl Kültür Turizm Müdürlüğü ve Alanya Belediyesi

In museum guide, the museums which are depicted, pertain to ethnographical qualities as they can be seen through the categories on the web site.
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Adıyaman Museum
Afyonkarahisar Museum
Aksaray Museum (Zinciriye Madrasah)
Museums of Alanya
Amasra Museum / Bartın
Amasya Museum
Ankara / Museum Of Anatolıan Cıvılızatıons
The Ethnography Museum of Ankara
Ankara Museum Of Foundatıon Works
Antalya Museum
Aydın Museum
Balikesir - Edremit Ayse Sıdıka Erke Ethnography Museum
Bilecik – Söğüt Ethnography Museum
Bitlis Ahlat Museum
Bolu Museum
Burdur Museum
Bursa Museum of Turkish - Islamic Works of Art / Green Madrasah
Çanakkale Museum
Çankırı Museum
Alacahöyük and Boğazköy Museums of Çorum
Çorum Museum
Denizli Atatürk and Ethnographical Museum
Düzce Konuralp Museum / Bolu
Edirne Museum Of Archeology And Ethnography
Edirne Museum of Turkish Islamic Works of Art
Gaziantep Museums
Gumushane İkizevler City Museum
Hatay (Antakya/Antioch) Museum
Isparta Museum
Isparta Yalvaç Museum
Istanbul / Dolmabahçe Palace
Istanbul / Museum Of Palace Collectıons
Istanbul / Topkapı Palace Museum
Istanbul / The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Works of Art
Istanbul / The Museum of Foundations Calligraphy Arts
Istanbul / Turkish Museum of Buildings and Works of Art
Istanbul / Foundations Carpet Museum
Istanbul / Yıldız Porcelain Factory Museum
Istanbul / Yıldız City Museum - Yıldız Palace
Izmir - Tire Museum
Izmir Ethnography Museum
Iznik Hagia Sophia Müzesi
Iznik City Museum (Nilüfer Hatun Complex)
Kayseri Museums
Konya Ereğli Museum
Konya Ethnography Museum
Konya Karatay (Encaustic Tile Works) Museum
Konya Mevlana Museum
Konya İnce Minaret (Stone and Wooden Works) Museum
Kütahya Tile Museum
Mardin Museum
Nevşehir Museum
Nevşehir Ürgüp Museum
Samsun Archaeology and Ethnography Museum:
Sanlıurfa Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography
Tokat Museum
Urgup, Fantastic Museum in Cappadocia (Private Museum)
Van Museum
Birsen Malkoç
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