Museum is smallslightly more than similar Museum in Side. Near the museum are popular tourist attractions: Damlatas cavesandy Cleopatra Beach and station cablewaywhich rises to Seljuk fortress.
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On the territory there is a cozy garden where large exhibits are exhibited: millstones, stone gravestones, all kinds of models of ancient devices for agricultural needs.
One of the halls of the archaeological museum in Alanya.
Figurine in the museum.
Ceramic oil lamp.
Curious press for manual extraction of grape juice. Walking paths are equipped, olive trees, many flowers, a fountain with fish and even peacocks grow. I used to see several turtles there, but for the last time for some reason I did not meet them.
At the entrance to the museum are employees who check tickets. There are cells for storing small bags, a large backpack can be left under the supervision of employees. There is a small playroom for little visitors, in which drawings of children from different countries are hung, including young tourists from Russia.
The building consists of several rooms, which form the main exposition of the museum in Alanya. Unfortunately, there is no Russian-speaking guide in the museum. But if you know English, then you can read the signatures on the exhibits. At the beginning of the exhibition there are very ancient few exhibits, further - newer objects, but still old.
Elements of antique columns in the museum garden.
Peacocks walk in the museum’s garden.
Children's drawings in the playroom.
In Turkey various excavations are ongoing, archaeologists find new artifacts, and the museum is constantly updated. The following periods are represented in its halls: Lydian, Phrygian, Byzantine and Greek. There are things that relate to the period of the mysterious Urartian kingdom.
Unusual hall, where in fact only one exhibit is exhibited. This is a statue of Hercules. Apparently, museum staff in Alanya are proud of the fact that they have such antiquity. Hercules is cast from bronze and dates back to the 2nd century BC. And this hall differs from others in its transparent floor. Under it is a beautiful mosaic, illuminated by lamps. Moving around such a "parquet" is somewhat unusual.
Second Curious Hall talks about the shipbuilding business. In the hall is a sample of a fishing boat with clay vessels. Apparently they were taken from the seabed and left in pristine condition. There are speakers in the hall, from which the sounds of the sea are heard - this creates the feeling that you are on the shore. By the way, for those who are interested in the shipbuilding business or who are looking for an interesting place to visit, I definitely recommend going to Tersane shipyard about Red tower. It will be especially useful and interesting to children.
Coins from the treasure.
A bronze statue of Hercules about one meter high.
Glass floor in the Hercules Hall.
Hall dedicated to maritime affairs.
Small clay vessels.
The Archaeological Museum is located next to the Alanya Cultural Center.
Address of the Archaeological Museum: Alanya, Saray quarter, Hilmi Balchi street.
Directions by public transport: Buses Nos. 1, 101, Aquapark stop.
The cost of admission to the Archaeological Museum in 2017 is 5 TL.
The museum is open daily from 09.00 to 17. 30 hours.