The Museums of Edirne City in Turkey,
Edirne Museum was first established as a depot in the children’s school of Selimiye Mosque, later moved to the high school building, and finally to the Koran College Madrasah, Where it was opened to the public in 1935. When the museum building grew too small construction of a new building was begun in Edirne in 1966, completed in 1970, and opened as the “Archaeology and Ethnographic Museum” in 1971. The old museum building was turned into the Museum of Turkish-Islamic Works.
Edirne Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum: The new Edirne Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum contains the following sections:
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Carpets and Kilims:
Anatolian carpets and kilims of local and Anatolian origin are exhibited. There are local Sarkoy kilims and Yoruk and Turkmen kilims from Anatolia. There are prayer carpets from Gordes, Bergama, and Kirsehir as well as examples of carpet saddle bags. The Ethnographic Room in Edirne.
Archaeological Museum Ethnographic Works:
Socks, gloves, various embroidered napkins, waistbands and towels, handkerchiefs and cloths. There are also examples of the most beautifully worked and embroidered costumes of both men and women, including shirts, jackets, dresses and Turkish trousers. A corner has been reserved for examples of rose water bottle’s, centers, sewing boxes, precious spoons, ink and pen cases, scissors and penknives. There is also a section of weapons, including guns and rifles inlaid with silver, gold, and mother of pearl, swords, scimitars, axes, arrows and bows, shields and maces. At the end of the ethnographic room is a display of copper, brass and stone kitchen utensils. Archaeological
The objects are arranged in chronological order, exhibiting examples from the civilizations of Anatolia and Thrace. There are idols and ceramics found in Anatolia and dating from the Prehistoric Age; ceramics and bronze fibulae, rings and column capitals with a spiral design from Trakya (800 BC); ceramics from the Classic, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods. There are two sections reserved for Roman glass and tumuli findings respectively. Two showcases contain a valuable collection of coins from various periods. Among the most interesting objects in this room are the gold, silver, copper and bronze coins from the Greek-Roman and Byzantine periods.
The Edirne Museum of Turkish And Islamic Art:
The museum was opened in the Koranic College Medrese of Selimiye Mosque, in 1925, and reorganized in 1971. In the entrance gallery of the museum are stone inscriptions from the Ottoman period taken from buildings that are no longer standing, such as mosques, caravanserais, hammams (Turkish baths), drinking fountains etc. Also, there are Ottoman period tiles, handwritten copies of the Holy Koran, embroidery, weapons and glass objects. In the large hall is a ceremonial tent made of embroidered satin, in which the viziers used to conduct their state affairs. The text dates from the Ottoman period. In the other rooms are exhibited an Edirne cupboard, lecterns and carved wooden doors from the Beyazit II Kulliye, and kitchen utensils taken from palaces and houses. A separate section is decorated with medallions, healing cups, and inscriptions written by famous calligraphers belonging to the Mevlevi dervishes. In the central garden are gravestones dating from the fifteenth century onwards, of men, women, and janissaries. The most important of these is that of the wife of Sultan Fatih, Siddi Sah Sultan.