Turkey archaeological sites map
Archaeological sites in Turkey map. Turkey archaeological sites map (Western Asia - Asia) to print. Turkey archaeological sites map (Western Asia - Asia) to download. There are 28 archaeological sites in Turkey that demonstrate the existence of the world earliest civilizations. From the Neolithic Age to the Roman Empire, here is a look at some of the most important archaeological sites in Turkey that continue to fascinate humankind. A Neolithic sanctuary near Şanlıurfa, experts believe that Göbeklitepe is one of the oldest man-made religious structures. One of Turkey most prominent archaeological sites, the Çatalhöyük settlement was built during the Neolithic period and lies in the Konya province as its shown in Turkey archaeological sites map. During the construction of the Marmaray Metro in 2004, archaeological remains were found in Istanbul Yenikapı district, and one of the world largest archaeological digs took place from 2004 until 2013. One of the world most famous archaeological sites, the ancient city of Troy dates back to the 4th century BC and lies at the base of Mount Ida in Çanakkale.
By the first decade of the 20th century, there were already a number of archaeologists, institutions and museums in the Turkish provinces, including in Bursa, Selanik (Thessaloniki), Konya, Sivas, and Ankara; the holdings of the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations has consistently increased. The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations was established in 1921 by Mübarek Galip Bey, who was also the Director of Culture, and is located on the south side of Ankara Castle in Atpazar. Its holdings are among the richest in the world. A great number of archaeological collections of the Paleolithic era, and continuing chronologically through the Neolithic, Early Bronze, Assyrian trading colonies, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods, are exhibited in the museum as its mentioned in Turkey archaeological sites map. There is also an extensive collection of artifacts from the excavations at Karain, Çatalhöyük, Hacılar, Canhasan, Beyce Sultan, Alacahöyük, Kültepe, Acemhöyük, Boğazköy (Gordion), Pazarlı, Altıntepe, Adilcevaz and Patnos, as well as examples of several periods.