The Museum of the Ancient Orient

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Istanbul: Archaeological Museums Entry Ticket & Highlight

1. Istanbul: Archaeological Museums Entry Ticket & Highlight

Discover the three museums in the Istanbul Archeological Museums complex, learn about the museums’ incredible histories from your expert guide as you stroll around. Visit the Tiled Pavilion Museum, the oldest building in the complex dating back to 1472, built by Ottoman sultan II. Mehmed as a summer palace.See the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Turkey’s first museum with works from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. Gaze at the neo-classical architecture which houses more than 1 million works. Explore the Museum of the Ancient Orient, with unique collections of works belonging to the pre-Greek eras of Anatolia and Mesopotamia, the pre-Islamic eras of Egypt, and the Arabian Peninsula. Admire artifacts that were unearthed in archaeological excavations and brought to Istanbul during the Ottoman Empire.

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