Ankara museums ... the icon of civilization and history

Updated: Aug 17

Ankara museums ... the icon of civilization and history

Turkey is the first destination for tourists from all over the world, with its ancient civilization and authentic history, Turkey is famous for the beauty of its nature in addition to its culture and long history that flourished with many civilizations that it passed through it and the empires that were established there through ages and times.

The Turkish cities are famous for their historical and archeological sites and charming nature, so today we will talk in our article about the capital of the Turkish state and it is Ankara,

Ankara is consider one of the most famous tourist and historical cities and the most beautiful in Turkey after Istanbul

Ankara, the capital of the Turkish state, contains many tourist attractions and historical and archeological places,

Ankara is famous for its historical museums and archeological monuments that tell stories of history and tales of the past about the civilizations and cultures that passed through it and lived in it, and the empires which they were established in it throughout the ages and times,

starting with the Stone Age to this day ,so Ankara considers the first destination for tourists who love antiquities and perusal of the history and events that were in the past, how civilizations were created, and how others were destroyed.

The most famous and most important historical museums in the city of Ankara:

Anatolian Civilizations Museum

The Anatolian Civilizations Museum in the Turkish capital, Ankara, is considered one of the most famous and most important tourist and historical museums in the world.

It is located on the southeastern side of the Ankara Citadel in the town of Alten Dag in Ankara. The Anatolian Civilizations Museum was opened in 1921.

The museum is visited by many tourists who love antiquities and history. The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations displays many rare archeological and historical artifacts that belong to the ancient civilizations and empires that inhabited Anatolia

In the museum you can see the traces of the ancient and modern stone age, the Assyrian civilization, the Hittite civilization, the Urartu civilization, and many other civilizations that passed through the Anatolia region.

The museum also includes a group of monuments and stones from the bronze ages in addition to the Hittite inscriptions. The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is considered one of the richest and most ancient museums in the world, where it won the prize for the best museum in 1997 from the European Museum.

Ethnography Museum

The Ethnography Museum is located in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on a hill in the place of a cemetery, built by the architect Hikmat Arif in 1926.

The museum displays relics dating back to the Seljuk state to this day, such as arrows, bows, guns and pistols, as well as swords, pottery, and ancient Ottoman ceramics

The museum contains a library containing a collection of artwork on Anatolian ethnography, folklore and art history, as well as handcrafted pieces. The museum also displays a copy of the Bible that was recently discovered in the Palace of Justice in Turkey, written in Syriac and dating back to 1500 years ago.

Ulucanlar Prison Museum

The Ulncanlar Prison Museum is located in the Turkish capital, Ankara, in the Alten Dag region, the museum is considered the first of its kind in Turkey, which was imprisoned and then turned into a museum ,

The Ulncanlar Prison museum built in the first years of the founding of the Turkish state, and the aim of its construction was to rehabilitate the prisoners, but it did not achieve its goal, but it turned into a prison for the torture of prisoners.

the prison witnessed many executions, and in it imprisoned many poets, writers, thinkers and politicians.

The prison was converted into a museum in 2006, where the museum contains many pictures and documents relating to prisoners. There is also a library for books written by the prisoners inside the prison. While you wander around the prison rooms, you will hear some recorded sounds of torture to imagine with high accuracy the torture and abuse of prisoners.

Natural History Museum

The Museum of Natural History in the Turkish capital ,Ankara ,is one of the most famous museums in the city of Ankara, which was founded in the period of rule, the founder of the Turkish state, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk ,

The museum consists of 5 sections , It includes more than 100 examples of the extinct species of plants and animals. It also contains fossils and includes about 6300 exhibited fossil materials and skeletons of dinosaurs, in addition to rock samples from moon stone, many meteorites.

Altınköy Open Air Museum

Altinkoy Museum is located in the AltinDag region in the Turkish capital ,Ankara, Altinkoy Museum is one of the most famous , most beautiful , exposed and natural museums ,

Altinkoy Museum was designed at a distance of 500 acres, forming a complete village, including old houses, mosques and field mills, in addition to all kinds of animals, In a form that simulates the rural life of the Anatolia region for 100 years ago by nature and not in anthropomorphic , it shows the rural life of the Anatolia region using equipment and objects found in Turkish villages, which back to the thirties and forties of the fifties and fifties of the last century.

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