Istanbul Archaeological Museum Exhibits Pictures, Images & Photos { 257 images } Created 21 Feb 2012

Pictures photos images of the artefacts & antiquities exhibits of the Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Founded in 1891 as an Ottoman Imperial museum in the outer gardens of the Topkapi Palace. Under its first curator, Osman Hamdi Bey, it was the first museum to feature Ottoman art. The museum houses the Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great from the necropolis of Sidon in the Lebanon brought to the museum by Hamdi Bey with several other spectacular sarcophagus's. The Archaeology Museum of Istanbul also houses important mosaics from the Ishtar Gate of Babylon as well as many important statues and artefacts from the Greek & Roman settlements of Anatolia

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