Sunday, December 27, 2015

Antalya City Blog Visited Burdur Archaeology Museum

If you want to explore the amazing archeological sites of Sagalossos, Kybra, Kremna, and Aphrodisias, the Burdur Museum is a great place to start. Many pieces from each of these sites are displayed in Burdur Archaeology Museum.

There are colossal heads of Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, and Zeus.

1. Garden (Open Exhibition): Statues, steles, various architectural objects, tombs and tombstones, incomplete inscriptions, high embossments, etc. of Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Times are exhibited in the garden of the museum. 

2. Statue Hall: Almost all of the monuments exhibited in this hall have been brought from the archaic city of Kremna within the borders of Bucak District of Burdur in the 18th century. These monuments include a Great and Lesser Athena, Hygieia, Leto, Apollo, Nemesis, Dionysos, Aphrodite and woman statues with cloths, all of high artistic value. 

3. Small Monuments Hall: The monuments in this hall are arranged in chronological order. Among the monuments exhibited in this hall, there are monuments of Late Neolithic, Early and Late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze ages found in excavations carried out in Hacılar - Kuruçay - Höyücek tumuli, earthenware, painted and unpainted vessels of the Iron Age and of Prygian, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods, Goddess figurines, stone and bronze axes and other tools, ornaments, cosmetic material, rhyton vessels, seals and cylindrical stamps representing ownership and legal concepts, oil - lamps and their moulds, metal god figurines, bronze athlete statues, coins, and beautiful statue findings and other small findings dicovered in excavations at the ancient city of Sagalassos, which has been one of the largest archaeological digging sites in our country these last ten years. 

When Burdur Museum was built in 1956, it was small; however, it acquired a great number of monuments. As a result of the archaeological excavations (Hacılar, Kuruçay, Höyücek, İncirhan, Bubon and Sagalassos), the number of the movable cultural monuments in the museum reached 52.941 in 1997, with those obtained by confiscation, donation and purchasing. 18.521 of these monuments are archaeological, 29.765 of them are coins and 4.655 of them are ethnographical cultural monuments. It is possible to find the most beautiful exsamples of all ages and periods, starting from the Neolithic Age.

Especially, no visit to Sagalassos would be complete without checking the Archaeological Museum at Burdur. 

In 2008, Burdur Museum was awarded a special prize at the European Museum of the Year Award. 

Hours and Admission

Admission to the Archaeology Museum in Burdur is just 5 Turkish Lira. The Museum is open daily (except Mondays) 08.30–17.30 (Winter Perriod / October 16 - April 14) and 09.00-19.00 (Summer Perriod / April 15 - October 15)

How to Go there?
The museum in the city center of Burdur.
Halk Pazarı Street No:1 | Burdur CentrumBurdurTurkey 


Phone: +90 248 233 10 42

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