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Antakya Archaeological Museum

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Address: Ataturk Cd No:63 | Gündüz Caddesi No. 1, Antakya 31000, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 326 214 6167
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great Archaeological Museum

Great! One should definitely visit once in Antakya. Extraordinary history exhibited with great efforts! Congratulations to the great team..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Güven Ö
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great! One should definitely visit once in Antakya. Extraordinary history exhibited with great efforts! Congratulations to the great team..

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Allthough the Museum is incomplete, there is à lot to see. Since it is the number one museum on mosaics, it must be in your "must see" list.

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Ankara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of great artifacts that are well-curated! Thorougly enjoyed our visit! Admission fee is only 15tl and its air-conditioned which makes it a great place to explore during the peak of the day!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Normally museums aren't great for kids but the air conditioning was great for all of us. This museum was primarily filled with greco-roman period artifacts with excellent displays of mosaics despite the botched reassembly of many of them.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The new museum is worth to see just for magnificent mosaics. The first part dedicated to history of Antakya is educative. The impressive part is Mosaics on the floor, suggested to see them from top bridge to see and feel whole mosaics from different angle...

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Mugla, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

An ancient Greek glass mosaic, made of black tiles, has been unearthed in the ancient city of Antiocheia. The mosaic, named the “Skeleton Mosaic” was discovered in the dining room of a house, dated from the 3rdC BC. The three scenes on the panel depict a black person throwing fire and is considered to be a symbol of the bath.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

It made me happy to see the museum is taken to a greater building which will enable numerous archeological foundlings from the excavations getting done right now at the state. It contains collections not only from Hatay, but also from the near geography.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

I came to the museum with great expectations expecting to find mosaics as in the Gaziantep museum which was brilliant. I had been visiting a few years ago the previous mosaics museum located in the city centre and came out quite impressed by the quality of the pieces exhibited although the display was bad and old fashioned. I was so... More 

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

I absolutely enjoyed the visit to this museum. Great mosaics and other exhibits. If you are in Antakya, it is definitely worth to visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Southern Turkey is rich of beautiful mosaic and Hatay Arkeoloji Muzesi is the third museums which has extensive collection of mosaic. That many mosaic found and I won’t be surprise if one day somebody would find it while digging their own garden, every mould could mean something ancient buried! In Hatay museum, the presentation about how the ancient hamam worked... More 

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