Kayseri Archaeology Museum

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Kayseri Archaeology Museum
Kayseri Arkeoloji Müzesi
Kayseri Herakles Lahdi 1.JPG
Heracles sarcophagus
Kayseri Archaeology Museum is located in Turkey
Kayseri Archaeology Museum
Kayseri Archaeology Museum
Established1969; 50 years ago (1969)
LocationGültepe Mahallesi Kışla Caddesi No: 2 kayseri, Turkey
Coordinates38°42′59″N 35°29′58″E / 38.71639°N 35.49944°E / 38.71639; 35.49944Coordinates: 38°42′59″N 35°29′58″E / 38.71639°N 35.49944°E / 38.71639; 35.49944
OwnerMinistry of Culture

Kayseri Archaeology Museum is a museum in Kayseri, Turkey. It is at 38°42′59″N 35°29′58″E / 38.71639°N 35.49944°E / 38.71639; 35.49944[1]

Kayseri is an old city. The Kültepe ruins are about 22 kilometres (14 mi) south west of the city. [2] The museum was opened on 26 June 1969.[3]

Exhibited items[edit]

The first hall is reserved for the Kültepe ruins. The origin of the clay tablets are either Assyrian trade post (karum) or the Hittite city Kültepe (Nesa). These are the earliest written materials in Turkey (ca 1900 B.C.), pitchers, vases, stamps, bowls, metallic objects and various reliefs. In the corridor between the two halls the Phrygian ceramics are displayed. The second hall is the hall of the later civilizations such as Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras. These are ornaments, figurines, marble sculptures, etc. One of the most important items is the Heracles sarcophagus which was recently found during the construction of a nearby building.[3] There are also some items in the yard.


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