Hasankeyf Museum to feature ancient artifacts
Built on 60,000 square meters, the museum will display artifacts dating back to the paleolithic, neolithic, chalcolithic, bronze, iron and medieval eras at the exhibitions.
While the objects will be displayed in chronological order, visual animations related to the periods they belong to will give visitors the feeling of “living in the period” they are walking through.
Wax sculptures will also attract visitors by demonstrating the lifestyles of people who lived thousands of years ago by the Tigris River.
“When the artifacts start to be exhibited, our museum will be flooded by visitors. The museum will make a great contribution to the tourism of Hasankeyf. The artifacts in this museum will bring visitors from all over the world,” he said.
Baygüven said the two-storey museum will be opened soon, without giving an exact inauguration day.
Hasankeyf, 32 kilometers southeast of the provincial capital Batman, was declared a conservation area in 1981.There are nearly 6,000 caves around the town that contain the remnants of Christian and Muslim worship places, as well as a Byzantine fortress.