The Istanbul Archeology Museum is a cluster of 3 museums in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul. You will have access to the Archeology Museum, Museum of the Ancient Orient and Museum of Islamic Art.
The museum has a large collection of Turkish, Hellenistic and Roman artifacts. A famous piece in the museum’s collection is the Alexander Sarcophagus, believed to be made for Alexander the Great. Also the Kadesh Peace Treaty, the oldest known peace treaty in the world, signed by Ramesses II and Hattusili II of the Hittite Empire is located in the museum.
If you enjoy going through museums and are interested in archeology, be sure to leave plenty of time to make your way through the 3 museum buildings and beautiful gardens.
The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays.
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