Bergama Museum

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Bergama Museum
Bergama Müzesi
BergamaMuseumHadrian.jpg
Hadrian's sculpture in Bergama
Bergama Museum is located in Turkey
Bergama Museum
Bergama Museum
Established1936; 83 years ago (1936)
LocationCumhuriyet Caddesi, Bergama, İzmir, Turkey
Coordinates39°07′00″N 27°10′33″E / 39.11667°N 27.17583°E / 39.11667; 27.17583Coordinates: 39°07′00″N 27°10′33″E / 39.11667°N 27.17583°E / 39.11667; 27.17583
TypeArchaeology museum, Ethnographic museum
CollectionsHellenistic period, Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire
OwnerMinistry of Culture and Tourism
WebsiteBergama Museum

Bergama Museum is a museum in Bergama district of İzmir Province, Turkey.

Location[edit]

The museum is in Bergama city . It is to the south of Cumhuriyet street at 39°07′00″N 27°10′33″E / 39.11667°N 27.17583°E / 39.11667; 27.17583. Its distance to İzmir is about 110 km (68 mi).

History[edit]

Bergama (ancient Pergamon) is a historically important city. Although the most important ancient monument of Bergama, namely the Pergamon Altar had been transported to Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany in 1870,[1] there are still enough items to be displayed in Bergama. The museum was established upon the suggestion of Marshal Fevzi Çakmak in 1932. It was opened on 30 October 1936.[2]

Displays[edit]

Both the archaeological and ethnographical items are exhibited. The archaeological items are from the excavations around Bergama. Most notable among these are sculptures of Pergamon school, items from Pitane and Gryneion and terra-cotta from Myrina. ( These ancient settlements are between Bergama and İzmir.) In the ethnographical section the most important items are carpets and rugs from Bergama, Yuntdağ, Yağcıbekir etc.

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