Ankara Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum

Ankara Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum – Chapter 2

Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum Ankara – Chapter 2 lion Road marble steps leading up to the entrance of the Hall of Honour is a bas-relief depicting all the wars and victories from Vienna to Sakarya, and on the left a bas-relief depicting the Baskumandan Meydan War. On the marble platform in the center of the […]

Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum Ankara

Ankara Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum

Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum Ankara When Ataturk died on November 10, 1938, in Dolmabahge Palace in Istanbul, his body was brought to Ankara amidst the tears of the Turkish nation, and temporarily placed in the Ethnographic Museum. Later the idea arose of having a mausoleum built to house his body, and the Turkish Grand National Assembly […]

The Grand National Assembly Museum Ankara

Ankara Grand National Assembly Museum

The Grand National Assembly Museum Ankara a) Chancery of State: The room of the Board of Executive Ministers (The Ministerial Council) contains large photographs of Ataturk as he appeared at that time, and of the members and president of the Board of Executive Ministers, a table and other original furnishings. b) Canonical Committee Room: This […]

Ankara Turkish Natural History Museum

The Ankara Turkish Natural History Museum

Ankara Turkish Natural History Museum The Turkish Natural History Museum was founded in 1968 by the Institute of Mineral Research in Ankara. The ground floor of the museum contains items of paleontology, while the upper floor concerns miner-ology and petrography. In the paleontology section, there are plant and animal fossils, skeletons, pre-historical finds, and in […]

The Ankara Ethnographic Museum

Ankara Ethnographic Museum

The Ankara Ethnographic Museum One of the first museums established during the period of the Turkish Republic. Construction of a National Museum was begun in 1925 on the recommendation of the Hungarian Turkologist, Meszaros, and completed in 1927. It was opened in 1930 as the Ethnographic Museum, containing examples of ethnography and Turkish art from […]

The Museum of Anatolian Civilisations

The Museum of Anatolian Civilisations in Ankara

The Museum of Anatolian Civilisations The stone works in the central hall were brought from centers of the Hittite Empire and the Late Hittite Period, such as Alacahoyuk, Aslantepe, Karkamis, and Sacagozu. There are also bas-reliefs from the Ankara region which belong to the Late Hittite and later periods. The exhibits in the side rooms […]

THE MUSEUMS OF ANKARA

Ankara Museums

THE MUSEUMS OF ANKARA Museums were founded in Ankara when the Republic was established. Ataturk, who attached great importance to the study of Turkish history, and to the gathering and classification of Turkish cultural and artistic works, first issued directives to establish a National Museum and a Hittite Museum in Ankara, and in 1925 construction […]

Turkey Museums

The Period of the Republic of Turkey – Chapter 2

The Period of the Republic of Turkey – Chapter 2 These works include those in places like Topkapi Palace and the Konya Mevlana Museum which was turned into museums together with the objects inside them, those obtained from the General Directorate of Trusts, and those from archaeological excavations and donations. In recent years museums have […]

The Period of the Republic of Turkey

The Period of the Republic of Turkey

The Period of the Republic of Turkey After the announcement of the Republic, a constructive, exciting period “began for Turkish museums. In 1924 it was decided to repair The Period of the Republic: After the announcement of the Republic, a constructive, exciting period “began for Turkish museums. In 1924 it was decided to repair Topkapi […]

Museums of Turkey

Museums of Turkey

Turkey Museums, The first museum in Turkey was established in the middle of the XIX Century. Until then old and valuable Ottoman works of art had been kept in the Enderun Hazinesi and the Religious Relics in the Hirka-i Serif Rooms at Topkapi Palace. In 1846 the Imperial Marshal of the Arsenal, Ahmet Fethi Pasha, […]