Excursions to the Far East and Black Sea Coast Sights



Archaeological museum

Archaeological museum Review

Urfa's archaeological museum has a good collection covering the area's long history. Especially interesting are sculptures from Göbekli Tepe but the star, unmarked beside the entrance, is a white, alien-looking statue, found in the Gölbaşı lake in 1993. Nearly 13,500 years old, it is the world's oldest full-size man-made human figure. There are also a Hittite sculptures from the area, a collection of exquisite carved antique wooden doors and classical sculpture in the garden. As of this writing, it was due to move to a new building in early 2014.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Nisan Fuar Cad., Şanlıurfa
  • Phone: 414/313–1588
  • Cost: 3 TL
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 8–5
  • Location: Şanlıurfa (Urfa)
Updated: 11-25-2013

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