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Erzurum Archeology Museum description and photos - Turkey: Erzurum. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Erzurum Archeology Museum.
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The museum was opened in 1942 in the Chifte Minareli building. One of the main collections of the museum are works acquired or donated by citizens and found as a result of archaeological excavations. Later, in 1967, the Erzurum Museum was asked to move to a new building. In 1994, the museum was opened in the Yakutia madrasah. The main expositions here are ethnographic works and finds from the Turkic-Islamic period. Soon the museum was renamed and divided into the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Turkish-Islamic Works.
As a result of the excavations of ancient settlements, the Archaeological Museum became the owner of the most valuable works and today has a rich collection of exhibits.
In the hall of ancient settlements, there are works acquired by the museum as a result of excavations in the territory of this region. Among them, a special place is occupied by artifacts discovered during excavations in Karaz (1942-1944), Pulur (1960) and Sos (1994-1998). It also displays objects and works that relate to the history of human civilization from the fourth century BC to the Seljuk time. They are represented by statuettes, arrowheads, sacred sources of fire, stone products, vessels made of burnt clay.
The next hall is called the hall of Rome, Hellenic times and Transcaucasia. This room displays works that were acquired by the museum as a result of excavations in Ikiztepe. They belong to the Byzantine and Roman times, among them there are rings, tiaras, gold objects, earrings, items made of burnt clay, glass bottles for tears, sarcophagi, as well as an exhibition of objects and works of art belonging to the second millennium BC, which depict the level of culture of Eastern Anatolia, Western Van, the people of the coast of Lake Urmie, which is located in the southeast and Georgia, located in the northeast.
From the heritage of Urartu, the museum exhibits: metal dishes, works of burnt clay, decorative purposes, aesthetic items, seals, oath plaques, military equipment and other items.
In the hall of coins there are coins belonging to the time of Byzantium and Rome. In the hall of the history of nature, there are writing plates, epitaphs of Urartu, acquired by the museum. The works of Mamud attract close attention to themselves,
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