Arkeoloji Müzesi (Archaeology Museum)
Arkeoloji Müzesi (Archaeology Museum) Review
Look over the railing in the lobby, down at a spectacular classical mosaic of lions, peacocks, and other brightly colored creatures, then wander down haunting (but pitiably lit) halls of statuary, which include a front-row Hellenistic theater seat carved with griffins, a Hellenistc bronze of a running athlete, and evocative Roman faces. Upstairs you'll find unusual painted ceramic sarcophagi (including the heart-breaking skeleton of a Byzantine newborn), and a modest collection of jewelry and coins—and there's a neat view of the city. An English-language audioguide is included in the price of admission, and is highly recommended.
- Address: Cumhuriyet Bul., Bahribaba Parkı, İzmir, 35000
- Phone: 232/489–0796
- Cost: 8 TL
- Hours: Tues.–Sun. 8:30–5:30
- Location: İzmir