Considered to be one of Ankara's premier attractions, the Museum of
Anatolian Civilizations is a must-see for history buffs or anyone
interested in learning about ancient Turkey. Housed in a restored
15th-century covered market, the museum is home to a wide array of artifacts
discovered in excavations throughout Turkey.
As travelers make their way through the different parts of the museum, they'll embark on a chronological journey through Anatolia's past. With relics from different periods of Anatolian history including
those from Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze Age, Assyrian,
Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian and Lydian civilizations, there are also
classical Greek and Roman artifacts on display in a separate section of
As Anatolia is one of the cradle of human civilization, a voyage
through the museum parallels a passage through human history.Viewing
each of the rooms dedicated to the different historical periods affords
one valuable insight into the trajectory of human civilization. Watch
how the artifacts tell the story of human's progression from nomadic
lifestyles as hunter-gatherers, to settling in small villages and
cultivating crops, to crafting pottery from copper.