Antalya Museums in Turkey
THE MUSEUMS OF ANTALYA
The first museum in Antalya was established in the Panaya Ct now used as a mosque, in 1923, and there were gathered all the astrological objects found around Antalya. Later, in 1934, the objects s here were moved to the Yivli mosque and exhibited in the mosque its precincts. It was opened to the public in 1939. Valuable additions made to the objects in the museum with the works discovered b excavations in Perge and Side, and the museum grew too small. In the construction of a new museum building near the Konyaalti beaches b was completed in 1971, and in 1972 the new museum was opened t public.
Antalya Regional Museum: Antalya Regional Museum consists of 12 exhibition rooms, 1 air exhibition area, laboratories, a storeroom, repair shops, a p graphic room, a conference hall, administrative offices, a cafeteria living quarters for museum officials. The exhibition rooms are as full 1 Natural History Room: Shows living creatures from man to one-celled animals, charts, and pictures, fossils and bones.
Statues in Antalya Museum
2 — Pre-History Room: Here are exhibited works found near Antalya, in Karain, Okuzini and Sehahoyuk. Karain is a cave which has been the scene of a continuous series of civilizations. The works range from those of the Palaeolithic to those of the Roman Age and include animal fossils and kitchen utensils.
3 — Proto-History Room: Here are exhibited works from the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Early Bronze Age found in Hacilar. Most of the works were found by excavations at Semahoyuk and its surroundings.
The Statue of Plancia Magna in Antalya Museum
4 — Classic Period Room: Here there are works dating from the Mycenean Age to the Hellenistic Age, including earthenware figurines, wine bowls, and dishes. In one of the Hellenistic showcase is an important statuette of Apollo. Besides these are statuary works from the Roman period, which make up the largest section of the museum.