Civilizations museum reopens

Civilizations museum reopens

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Civilizations museum reopens

The museum has been reopened after a four-year restoration process. AA Photo

The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara has been reopened following a period of restoration.

The museum, which received the Swiss-based Museum of the Year in Europe Award in 1997, had been under restoration since 2010.

As part of the restoration works, the covering of the Bedesten (covered bazaar) was renewed and the wooden roof of the arasta (Ottoman bazaar) was renovated. The shop system was also reconstructed in the eastern section of the building, while information panels were further renewed in the museum.

The Anatolian Civilizations Museum is located in two Ottoman-era buildings located near Ankara Castle.

One of the buildings is the Mahmut Paşa Bedesteni, while the other is Kurşunlu Han. The museum displays artifacts ranging from the Paleolithic age to the end of the Eastern Roman Empire in a chronological order.