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The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is home to hundreds of thousands of fascinating items from the region’s past. Learn about every aspect of human history in Anatolia from the Paleolithic Age to the more recent arrival of Greeks and Romans. The museum’s relics are spread across two buildings that date back to Ottoman rule.
Make your way to the 15th-century museum buildings that sit beside Ankara Castle. One of the structures was used as a market building with more than 100 shops. Spend an afternoon browsing the intriguing historical objects that tell the story of Anatolia, which is a region of Turkey that is in Asia.
Look for archeological exhibits that show how the previous inhabitants lived. Take a tour of the museum using headphones that offer a detailed explanation of the artifacts on display.
In the downstairs section of the museum are classical Greek and Roman exhibits. Learn about the Monumentum Ancyranum inscription on a former temple wall. It brings to life the story of the first Roman emperor, whose ruling boundaries included Turkey 2,000 years ago. Inspect the various objects from Ancient Greek and Roman societies.
The museum is famous for its collection of artifacts from the Hittites, who lived in the area in 2,000 B.C. You will see bull figure containers, vases and various tools. Admire statues devoted to kings and gods.
Travel through time across the various exhibits, from the hunter-gatherers of the Paleolithic Age before 8,000 B.C. to Lydian, Urartian and Late Hittite periods just before the arrival of the Romans.
Purchase souvenirs and educational items from the gift shop. The museum opens from morning until early evening daily with an earlier closing time in the winter season. There is an admission fee.
The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) north of the center of Ankara. It’s a 15-minute walk east from Ulus on the city’s metro system. Use one of the many bus stops in the area that surrounds Gençlik Park. Nearby attractions include Haci Bayram Mosque and Ankara Citadel.
Located in Ankara City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kizilay Square and Kocatepe Mosque. Hacettepe University and Turkey Grand National Assembly are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Ulus, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ankara Opera House, Genclik Park and Ankara Arena. Haci Bayram Mosque and Museum of Anatolian Civilizations are also within 1 mi (2 km). Ankara Station is 13 minutes by foot.
This family-friendly Ankara hotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of Karum Shopping Mall and Tunali Hilmi Caddesi. Arjantin Street and Segmenler Park are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Ulus, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Roman Theatre and Suluhan. Cengelhan Rahmi M. Koc Museum and Monumentum Ancyranum are also within 10 minutes. Ankara Station is 26 minutes by foot.
Located in Ulus, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and Ankara Castle. Ethnographic Museum and Kizilay Square are also within 2 mi (3 km). Ankara Station is 25 minutes by foot.
Located in Ulus, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ankara Opera House, State Art and Sculpture Museum and Ethnographic Museum. Suluhan and Haci Musa Cami are also within 15 minutes. Ankara Station is 17 minutes by foot and Tandoğan Metro is 28 minutes.
Located in Ankara City Center, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kizilay Square, Ankara University and Anitkabir. Ethnographic Museum and Kocatepe Mosque are also within 2 mi (3 km). Tandoğan Metro is 13 minutes by foot.
Located in Kizilay, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kizilay Square and Ethnographic Museum. Kocatepe Mosque and Anitkabir are also within 2 mi (3 km). Ankara Station is 23 minutes by foot and Tandoğan Metro is 27 minutes.