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    Its modern building was built in 1982 and after this date it began to serve in its own building. The museum  building was established to the most beautiful place of the Centrum and it is a single floor building made on basement, with a huge garden. The monuments are being exhibited in two big halls and in an inner hall connecting these halls and in the inner garden. The museum has been the richest museum of the region with the monuments obtained from the foreign and domestic diggings in Lower Fırat Region and with the monument bought and obtained other ways.

            Axes, drillers and cutters of Paleolithic Age; vessels made of cooked soil belonging to Chalcolithic Age; ornaments of Bronze Age  and ceramic vessels of Rome and İsla Age are all being exhibited in the museum. Stamps, man and woman jewelry, human and animal figurines, mosaics, gold, silver and bronze coins and ethnographic monuments of the regions are also being exhibited in the museum.

Adiyaman Museum: written by Fehmi Erarslan (Director)

    In Adiyaman, activities relating to the establishment of a museum has started back in 1978 with the storing in the Public Library of Adiyaman of archeological objects obtained from the rescue work carried out as a part of the lower Euphrates Project.  The museum had a modern building in 1982 and started to serve visitors in its own building.  

    The museum is located in one of the finest parts of the town.  It is  one story building with a basement, with a large.  Antic pieces, photo lab, laboratory and the archive are at the basement.  As to the ground floor, a part of it is used as exhibition hall and the rest for administrative purposes.  Objects are exhibited in two big rooms, a midway connecting these rooms and in the inner yard.   

    With archeological objects and works which have been delivered as a result of long rears of national and international excavations in the lover Euphrates Region, those which have been purchased and still others making it into the museum in various ways, the Adiyaman Museum is now one of the richest in the region.  

    As we have already stated, archaeological excavations in the lower Euphrates Region had started in1978 by quite a number of local and foreign teams.  More specifically, these excavations consist of 1978-1989 Samsat, 1979-1981 Ancoz Tumulus and Fort Horis, 1979-1983 Hayaz and Girittle Tumulus, and 1979-1990 Tille Tumulus excavations.  Many valuable articles disclosed as a result of these excavations indicate that the area had been settled continuously starting from the Neolithic Age and through Calcholitic and Bronze ages up to the late Hittite, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman times.  

    The museum Directorate has also been involved in rescue excavations in addition to others carried out by national and international teams.  These excavations have taken place in Levzin Tumulus, Haraba Mosaic and Sofraz Tumulus.  

    According to the 1997 statistics, the museum has 15,358 pieces consisting of 5,818 archeological and 404 ethnographic nature; 8,747 coins, 1 tablet and 390 seals and impressions (with the exceptions of objects under study.)  There are 410 books.  There are 55 immovable cultural assets in the museum, consisting of 3 military structure, 45 religious and cultural structures. 14 specimens of civilian architecture and 55 archaeological sites.  The number of visitors to the archaeological sites administrated by the museum is 21,355.  


Number of visitors who visited Mt. Nemrut.


Domestic Foreign Total
1990 20,000 60,300 80,300
1991 1,801 13,431 15,232
1992 1,322 19,008 20,330
1993 511 9,789 10,300
1994 241 1,796 2,037
1995 3,603 5,629 9,232
1996 2,780 12,625 15,405
1997 8,025 10,977 19,002
1998 12,643 16,454 29,097
1999 19,579 14,614 34,193

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Adana Archaeological Museum
Adana - Historical Ruins
Adana - Atatürk Museum
Adana Ethnography
Adana - Misis Mosaic Museum
Adıyaman Museum
Afyon Museum
Ağrı Ishak Pasha
Aksaray Museum
Amasya Museum
Ankara - Anatolian Civilizations Museum
The Augustus Temple of Ankara
Ankara - Ethnographical Museum
Ankara - Gordion Museum
Ankara - Roman Bath
Ankara - II. Turkish Grand National Assembly Republican Museum
Ankara - Independence War Museum (I.Turkish Grand National Assembly Building)
Ankara - State Museum of Painting and Sculpture
Antalya Museum
Antalya - Alanya Museum and the Ruins
Antalya - Alanya Dim Cavern
Antalya - Perge Theatre "Skene"
Antalya - Santa Claus
Antalya - Side Museum
Aydın - Milet Museum
Aydın - Historical Ruins
Balikesir - Kuva-yi Milliye (National Forces) Museum
Bartın - Amasra Museum
Bilecik Söğüt Museum
Bitlis Ahlat Museum
Burdur Museum
Bursa Museums
Bursa - İznik Museum
Çanakkale Museum
Çankırı Museum
Çorum - Historical Ruins
Çorum Museums
Denizli Museum and Historical Ruins
Atatürk And Ethnography Museum
Diyarbakır - Historical Ruins
Edirne Museum
Elazığ Museums and Historical Ruins
Erzurum Archaeology Museum
Erzurum Museum
Erzurum Ataturk Museum
Erzurum Yakutiye Madrasa Turkish - Islamic Works and Ethnography Museum
Eskişehir Museums
Eskişehir Seyitgazi Museum
Gaziantep Museums
Gaziantep - Hasan Süzer Ethnography Museum
Giresun Museum
Hatay Museum
Isparta Museum
Isparta Yalvaç Psidia Antiokheia
İçel - Anamur Museum and Historical Ruins
İçel - Mersin Museum
İçel - Silifke House of Atatürk
İçel - Silifke Museum
İçel - Tarsus Museum
İstanbul - Archaeology Museum
İstanbul - Hagia Sophia Museum
İstanbul Hagia Sophia Museum Mahmut I Library
İstanbul - Caria Museum
İstanbul - Fethiye Museum (Pammakaristos)
İstanbul - İmrahor Monument
İstanbul - Museum of Classical Ottoman (Divan) Literature
İstanbul - Galata Mevlevi House
İstanbul - Rumelihisar Museum, Yedikulehisar Museum, Anadoluhisar Museum
İstanbul St. Irene
İstanbul - Small St. Sofia
İstanbul Tekfur Palace
İstanbul - The Great Palace Mosaic Museum
İstanbul - Topkapı Palace Museum
İstanbul - Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
İzmir - Agora Museum
İzmir - Archaeology Museum
İzmir - Atatürk Museum
İzmir - Bergama Museum
İzmir - Birgi Çakırağa Mansion
İzmir - Çeşme Museum
İzmir - Ephesus Museum
İzmir - Ethnography Museum
İzmir - Ödemiş Museum
İzmir - Tire Museum Directorate

İzmir - Virgin Mary Museum
Kahramanmaraş Museum
Karaman Museum
Kars - Museum
Kastamonu - Archaeological Museum - Atatürk Hall
Kastamonu Museums
Kayseri - Historical Ruins
Kayseri Museum
Atatürk Museum
Kırklareli Museum
Kırşehir Museum
Kocaeli Museums and Ruins
Konya - Akşehir Museums
Konya - Kilistra
Konya - Mevlana Museum
Konya Museums and Ruins
Malatya Museum
Manisa Museum
Mardin Museum
Muğla Fethiye Museum
Muğla Bodrum Underwater Archaelogy Museum
Marmaris Fort And Archaelogy Museum
The Muğla Milas Museum
Muğla Museum And The Hıstorıcal Ruıns
Nevşehir Museum
Niğde Museum
Ordu Etnoghraphy Museum
Osmaniye Karatepe-Aslantaş A Late Hıttıte Fortress
Sakarya Museum
Samsun Museums and Ruins
Sinop Museum
Sivas Museum
Şanlıurfa Museum
Tekirdağ Museum
The Tokat - Hıstorıcal Ruıns
Trabzon Museum
Uşak Museums
Van Museum and Historical Ruins
Zonguldak Museums


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