Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilization

Anatolia has hosted many different civilizations since 80th century BC and they finally built the biggest exhibition center of ancient cultures findings in Anatolia. First landscape picture of the world, Mother Goddess statues, first house samples are just some of the highlights.

The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is located on the South side of Ankara Castle. It is one of the richest archeologic museums in the world with many extensive collection of artifacts, coins, gold, silver, glass and bronze works remaining from different periods. The works start with Paleolithic age, and chronologically continue through Neolithic, Bronze, Assyrian trading colonies, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuq and Ottoman Empire periods. It represents a real cultural and historical treasure and definitely a must-see place.

The Museum was also elected “European Museum of the Year” in Switzerland on April 1997.