Aydin Museum, Aydin

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Aydın Archaeological Museum is an archaeological museum in Aydın, western Turkey. Established in 1959, it contains numerous statues, tombs, columns and stone carvings from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods, unearthed in ancient cities such as Alinda, Alabanda, Amyzon, Harpasa, Magnesia on the Maeander, Mastaura, Myus, Nisa, Orthosia, Piginda, Pygela and Tralleis. The museum also has a section devoted to ancient coin finds.
Artifacts discovered in the region of Aydın were initially stored and so protected in the Community Center of the city. In 1950, the collected objects were transferred to the Undersecretariat of Treasury. The museum was formed as an office on February 16, 1959, and it gained the status of a directorate on February 17, 1969.
The museum moved to its new building on April 23, 1973. In the beginning, ethnographical items and archaeological artifacts were exhibited together in the same building. In the following years, the number of artifacts obtained from the scientific archaeological excavations at the sites of ancient civilizations around the city increased. The need of a new and bigger museum building became inevitable as the available space of the showrooms, warehouses and service units could not meet contemporary museology norms anymore. In 2000, the museum underwent a mandatory redesign. However, the lack of an expansion option led to the elaboration of a project for a new museum's building.
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  • A very well-organized museum with valuable artifacts to see. Archaeological artifacts as well as ethnographic works are exhibited at the museum. This museum is designed in a quiet area where you will not have a parking problem and special for wheelchairs and excursions. See the culture, especially go.
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  • Aydin Museum I would advise you to see a beautiful place visit the Aydın da Restaurant has a play area there are also go to the cinema
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  • An amazing museum with great location. The stuff is nice and easy,the building is nice. Of course,this museum is not enough to see rich Carian history but it's a very good summary for historical places around. I very highly recommend to visit! It helps you to understand the area better.
  • Very good historical artifacts they have. And the condition of the museum is great....
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