Aydın Archeology Museum

Where is Aydın Archeology Museum? How to go to Aydın Archeology Museum? What is the history of Aydın Archeology Museum? What are the entrance fees for the Aydın Archeology Museum? You can find the answer to all these questions in this article and discover the Aydın Archeology Museum with us. Pleasant readings…

“The Ionians described their cities as the cities established under the most beautiful sky on earth and in the most beautiful climate. Neither the more northern regions nor the more southern ones can be kept intact. In fact, neither east nor west some of them are cold and wet some of them become hot and dry ” Herodotos

A group of works belonging to cultures living and developing in this unique geography were taken under protection in the community center of the time and formed the basis of the Aydın Museum. These works, which were preserved within the community center until 1950, were transferred to the treasury in the same year. The Aydın Museum possessed unique collections by collecting works from scientific excavations and research in the region that developed rapidly over time, and works belonging to civilizations that lived in Aydın in various ways.

Tralleis, Magnesia, Alabanda, Nysa Archaic Panionion, Kadıkalesi (Anaia), located in the area of ​​responsibility of Aydın Archeology Museum, such as Alinda, Amyzon, Piginda, Harpasa, Mastaura, Akharaka, Pygale, Orthosia in our exhibition. The works belonging to the ancient cities and the works obtained during the rescue excavations by the museum are also included. In the garden exhibition, stone works from ancient cities in the museum’s responsibility area are exhibited.

In Aydın Archeology museum, the exhibitions take place in three sections.

Archeology Hall

The objects in Aydın Archeology Museum Archeology section exhibitions are exhibited in chronological order. Besides the prehistoric objects, it is possible to see the best examples of the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods. These works are; axes, cutting and drilling tools, idols, examples of baked clay ceramics, oil lamps, masks and small sculptures, glass objects, gold, silver and bronze jewelry, medical tools, cosmetics and weapons. Some of the very beautiful examples of the Hellenistic Tralleis sculpture art are Athena bust, Nike statue, Satyr statue, various sculptures and reliefs. Many terracotta, oil lamps, unguentarium and toy figurines found during excavations in the Tralleis necropolis are part of the museum collection.


Money Hall

Gold, silver, copper and bronze coins of various civilizations such as Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman Period are exhibited in the Money exhibition of Aydın Archeology Museum.

Ethnography Hall

The ethnography hall is the section where the richest art works in the region are exhibited. Woven textile products such as carpets, woven mats and rugs; zeybek clothes, women clothes with embroidery, headdresses with embroidery; silver jewelry such as belts, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings; copper kitchen utensils such as bathroom sets, Koran manuscripts and books, bowls, large deep copper plates, jugs, boilers and round metal trays; Many different types of artifacts such as coffee mills and coffee pots are exhibited in the Ethnography Hall.

Aydın Archeology Museum Visiting Hours Summer Period: 08: 00-18: 45 (15 April-2 October)

Aydın Archeology Museum Visiting Hours Winter Period: 08: 00-17: 15 (2 October-15 April)

Aydın Archeology Museum Holidays: It is closed until noon on the first day of public holidays and religious holidays.

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