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Istanbul Archaeological Museums in Istanbul  

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Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu Sultanahmet
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Istanbul Archaeological Museum is situated in the Eminonu district of Istanbul and it consists of 3 museums. The museum is open daily from 9.30 to 17.00 hours except on Monday and lies on Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu Sultanahmet.

This includes the archaeological museum which is in the main building, the museum of ancient orient and the museum of Islamic Art also known as Tiled Kiosk. The museum houses more than one million objects which represent different eras and civilizations.

The museum was founded by Osman Hamdi Bey in 1891 and was the 1st one to feature Turkish art. In 1991 the museum received the European Council Museum Award for making renovation and including new displays in the other buildings of the museum.

The museum has a great collection of Roman, Greek and Hellenistic artifacts. The other collections include statues of ancient times, a Lycian tomb, and parts of statues from temples, coins, medals, seals and decorations

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The Istanbul Archaeology Museums are a group of three archeological museums located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, near Gülhane Park and Topkapi Palace. The Istanbul Archaeology Museums consists of three museums. Archaeological Museum (in the main building)  Museum of the... more Ancient Orient  Museum of Islamic Art (in the Tiled Kiosk).  It houses over one million objects that represent almost all of the eras and civilizations in world history
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