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Istanbul Archeology Museum is located near Topkapi Palace and Gulhane Park. Archaeological Museum Complex includes the main building, the Museum of the Ancient East, and the Tiled Pavilion.
The Museum of Archeology contains over a million different exhibits belonging to different eras. This museum opened at the end of the 19th century, its construction was initiated by the architect Alexander Vallaury.
Initially, the museum complex included an educational institution where they studied fine arts. Later this building was converted into a Museum of the Ancient East. It was opened in 1935. And in 1963, restoration work began in the Museum of the Ancient East, which took almost 10 years.
In 1974, the Museum of the Ancient East opened its doors to visitors again. The tiled pavilion was built by order of Sultan Mehmed II in 1472 and is one of the oldest architectural monuments of Istanbul that have survived to this day.
In the period from 1885 to 1891, the Imperial Museum was located in the building of the Tiled Pavilion, then it was converted into a museum of Turkish and Islamic art, after which it became part of the complex of the museum of archeology.
Collection of antiquities the archaeological museum is unique. It includes such exhibits as the sarcophagus of the Weeping Woman brought from the city of Sidon, a Lycian tombstone, a statue of Ephebus, a statue of Cybele, artifacts of the most ancient civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula and Egypt, and many other interesting finds.
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