Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which succeeded by winning the “European Museum of the Year” award in 1997, consists of the Kurşunlu Han and Mahmut Paşa Bedesten and it is located on the Gözcü Street in Atpazarı neighborhood, southeast of the Ankara Castle.
Aim was to analyse the dwellers’ lifestyle and culture which belong to that period. These works and treasure are exhibited here in chronological order. Palaeolithic Age, Neolithic Age, Chalcolithic Age, Early Bronze Age,Assyrian Trade Colonies, Hititte Period, Phrygian Period, Urartian & Lydian Periods were also topics of that Museum which including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. In the museum, the reconstruction of The Çatalhöyük House, which is said to be the earliest human community in the world, reflects daily life. Also, jewel collection of gold, silver and precious stones attracted us, especially ”women” 😀
If you are at all interested in the ancient history of Anatolia and the Near East, you should see it.