Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum

Anatolia has been home to many different civilizations since the 8th century BC, fitting then that this museum is the largest exhibition center of ancient culture findings in Anatolia. The first landscape picture of the world and Mother Goddess statues are just some of the highlights.

The Museum of Anatolian Civilization is located on the south side of Ankara Castle. It is one of the richest archeological museums in the world, featuring an extensive collection of artefacts, coins, gold, silver, glass, and bronze works from different periods. The pieces begin from the Paleolithic age, and chronologically continue through the Neolithic and Bronze ages, the Assyrian trading colonies, and the Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman Empire periods—making this museum a real cultural and historical treasure, and a definite must-see.

The museum was voted “European Museum of the Year” in 1997.