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Aydin Museum, Aydin

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Aydın Archaeological Museum is an archaeological museum in Aydın, western Turkey. Established in 1959, it contains numerous statues, tombs, columns and stone carvings from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods, unearthed in ancient cities such as Alinda, Alabanda, Amyzon, Harpasa, Magnesia on the Maeander, Mastaura, Myus, Nisa, Orthosia, Piginda, Pygela and Tralleis. The museum also has a section devoted to ancient coin finds.
Artifacts discovered in the region of Aydın were initially stored and so protected in the Community Center of the city. In 1950, the collected objects were transferred to the Undersecretariat of Treasury. The museum was formed as an office on February 16, 1959, and it gained the status of a directorate on February 17, 1969.
The museum moved to its new building on April 23, 1973. In the beginning, ethnographical items and archaeological artifacts were exhibited together in the same building. In the following years, the number of artifacts obtained from the scientific archaeological excavations at the sites of ancient civilizations around the city increased. The need of a new and bigger museum building became inevitable as the available space of the showrooms, warehouses and service units could not meet contemporary museology norms anymore. In 2000, the museum underwent a mandatory redesign. However, the lack of an expansion option led to the elaboration of a project for a new museum's building.
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  • Very well organized, easy to get in the city center. Just opposite the forum aydin mall. The objects in here are placed in a chronological order and are beautiful examples of prehistoric... 
    Very well organized, easy to get in the city center. Just opposite the forum aydin mall. The objects in here are placed in a chronological order and are beautiful examples of prehistoric...  more »
  • Right next to the Forum shopping centre so if you dont like shopping all day with your wife or husband pay it a visit . all local exibits, 
    Right next to the Forum shopping centre so if you dont like shopping all day with your wife or husband pay it a visit . all local exibits,  more »
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  • Very interesting place, and worth the visit if you are travelling through Aydin. Very kind and helpful staff.
  • Very well organized. Lot of interesting things to see and good descriptions of the artefacts.

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