Antalya Museum consists of 13 exhibition halls, children’s section and open-air galleries. All the artefacts belonging to the region are usually chronologically and some are exposed according to their subjects. One of these halls is the history of nature and the Prehistoric Hall; Apart from the three showcases of various fossils belonging to geological times in this Hall; Anatolia’s oldest settlement; From the lower Paleozoic to the Roman era, a continuous stratigraphy of all cultures has been found from Karain Cave, where the Chituk, hand axes, scrapers and bone tools are exhibited. In the small exhibition Hall; After the invention of the pottery wheel, the technical developments in the art of ceramics, vase forms and various decoration styles are exhibited. It contains a period, starting from the 12th century BC to 3 centuries BC.
In the Hall of Gods; The arch god of Zeus is surrounded by Aphrodite, Tyche, Athena, Artemis, Nemesis, Hygieia, Hermes; In the face of these, the Egyptian Serapes, ISIS and the sons of Harpokrates constitute the Gods in the hall. In the second small exhibition hall; In the showcases, elegant works of different cultures, ranging from the 4th century BC to the 6th century A.D., are being exhibited. The vase presented to the Egyptian queen Benerike, the statue of Athena embossed silver plate, statues of the bronze Apollo and Herakles, head of the Attis, the marble statue of Priapos symbolizing the abundance, the terracotta and marble figurines are the leading monuments of the hall. The underwater showcase in the hall includes artefacts from ancient sunken ships. In the Hall of Emperors; The most beautiful examples of portraits that constitute the main character of Roman sculpture are exhibited in this Hall. The statues were all uncovered in the Perge excavations. Many of the statues belonging to the 2nd-3rd century A.D. are due to the fact that this period is the brightest period in the region. Besides the portraits of the Emperor Traianus, Hadrianus, Septimius Severus, Sabina, Faustina, Iulia Domna, Iulia Soemias, Plankia Magna; The belly dancer statue made from black and white marble are interesting examples.
In the Hall of Mosaic and Ikona; The most important mosaics in the museum were found in the excavations of Seleukeia; The mosaic of philosophers including ; Solon, Thukydides, Lykurgos, Herodotos, Demosthenes, Hesiod (the names of famous philosophers, orators, historians and mathematicians). In the Coin Hall; From the 6th century BC to the present, the 2500 annual Anatolian coin printing tradition technique was given in an educational order. The exhibition also features city coins belonging to Pamphylia, Pisidia, Lykia regions ; Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman era, which ends with the chronological series, usually given importance to local coins. This section also includes gold and silver treasures. Ethnography Hall; It consists of a passage combining these halls with two large halls. In the first Hall; Tiles, porcelains, religious artefacts, seals, watches, locks and keys are displayed. The Tiles are Seljuk and Ottoman monuments. Seljuk tiles were brought from Aspendos. It is in the type of Kubadabat and is made in the middle of the 13th century with the technique of “Sıralti “.
There are hundreds of ancient monuments in the Antalya museum that I have not mentioned. I do not want to talk about all of this here and spoil your trip. The Antalya Museum is a wonderful place to see with your eyes. The Antalya Museum is open to the public between 27 March 2018-31 October 2018. Opening hours are 08:30-19:30. Entry fee is 20 TL. If prices or opening dates change, our page will be updated. The location and reviews of the Antalya Museum can be found at the bottom of the page. As of the beginning of 2019, we will create separate videos for each destination on our YouTube account. If you subscribe to our channel, you will not miss our videos. In addition, we will soon share photos from our Pinterest and Facebook accounts. If you have any information you would like to add to the contents of this page, please contact us. Thank you in advance.