Arslan Eyce Private Amphora Museum

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Arslan Eyce Private Amphora Museum
Arslan Eyce Özel Amphora Müzesi
Arslan Eyce Özel Amphora Müzesi.jpg
Entrance of the museum.
Arslan Eyce Private Amphora Museum is located in Turkey
Arslan Eyce Private Amphora Museum
Location of the Amhora Museum in Turkey.
Established2003; 16 years ago (2003)
Locationİsmet Inonu Cad. 62/B, Tasucu, Silifke, Mersin, Turkey
Coordinates36°19′03″N 33°52′40″E / 36.31750°N 33.87778°E / 36.31750; 33.87778
TypeArchaeology
CollectionsAmphora
Collection size400
FounderArslan Eyce
OwnerMinistry of Culture and Tourism
WebsiteMuseum page

Arslan Eyce Private Amphora Museum, also known as Taşucu Amphora Museum, (Turkish: Arslan Eyce Özel Amphora Müzesi) is a maritime archaeology museum dedicated to amphora in Taşucu, southern Turkey.

Taşucu, known as Holmi in the antiquity, at 36°19′03″N 33°52′40″E / 36.31750°N 33.87778°E / 36.31750; 33.87778 is a seaside town in Silifke İlçe (district) of Mersin Province. Formerly, it was an important port. The museum is located in an 19th-century building on the İsmet İnönü Boulevard, which was originally a storage building. The building now is a property of the museum foundation. Arslan Eyce, a citizen of Silifke, spent 40 years in collecting ancient amphorae mostly from shipwrecks. In 1997, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Turkey) took over the collection. After maintenance, the museum was officially opened in 2003.[1][2]

There are 400 amphorae in the museum. The exhibited amphorae span a long time from 3200 BC to 1800 AD.[1][2]

An amphora in the museum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Museum page (in Turkish)
  2. ^ a b "Ministry of Culture and Tourism Arslan Eyce Private Amphora Museum". Taşucu Amfora Müzesi. Retrieved 2017-05-17.