Archaeological & Ethnographic Museums
Archaeological & Ethnographic Museums information
The rather dusty Archaeological Museum houses finds from Çatalhöyük, including the skeleton of a baby girl, clutching jewellery made of stone and bone. Other artefacts range across the millennia, from Chalcolithic terracotta jars to Hittite hieroglyphs, an Assyrian oil lamp shaped like a bunch of grapes, and bronze and stone Roman sarcophagi, one narrating the labours of Hercules in high-relief carvings. Nearby, the little-visited Ethnographic Museum has a good collection of Ottoman craftwork, including some keys the size of 21st-century doors.