izmir Sights


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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Cumhuriyet Bul., Bahribaba Parkı, İzmir, 35000
  • Phone: 232/489–0796
  • Cost: 8 TL
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 8:30–5:30
  • Location: İzmir
Updated: 11-25-2013

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