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Archaeological Museum of Izmir
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US$50.00*
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Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #21 of 160 things to do in Izmir
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Owner description: This museum houses many fine sculptures and antiquities discovered in Izmir and other neighboring ancient cities.
Reviewed 24 September 2012

This museum is not very heavily attended, but it should be. I found it to be a very informative and well laid-out museum that gave me a good picture into what life was like there. They have a number of beautiful artifacts, and have displayed them in an impeccable manner. It is a great addition to seeing Ephesus, not an either/or proposition.

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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Very little information here. Most exhibits are computer generated copies of documents and photos enlarged to create exhibits.

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Reviewed 15 July 2012

.....then this is the place to visit. I was absolutely astounded by the statue of the runner, complete in every detail, which is very rare in ancient Greek bronze statues. Very few have survived intact. The museum has several floors of exhibits, including household items and pottery going back 2500 years, statues, jewelry of Greek and Roman origin, and an outdoor garden filled with "the architectural debris (and I mean it in a good way) of 2500 years. I was able to even touch some of it, with no one telling me not to. It is a strange and wonderful experience to touch something made by human hands so very long ago. It's one of the finest museums I've ever visited. Well worth the time.

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Reviewed 23 June 2012

This outstanding museum is filled with statuary, ancient relics, mosaics and artifacts excavated locally. Detailed information is provided in Turkish and English, descibing what you are seeing and even giving bios on the various archeologists who are working in the area. We were there about two hours, and wished we had more time.

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Reviewed 5 June 2012

Unfortunately it should've been a 'must' see museum but I don't know why, for some reason this museum is not very popular.If you ask somebody where this museum is, don't expect any answer. Read my review:)you should go to Konak, the museum is located near the dent hospital.

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