Information About Kayseri Museum
Kayseri Archeology Museum is an archeology museum located in Melikgazi district of Kayseri. Construction began in 1965 and opened in June 1969.
Bust of archaeologist Tahsin Özgüç who increased the number of archaeological works in the city through systematic excavations in Kayseri.
Anatolia's geographical features and climate suitability attracted many people here. Over time, the peoples who came from the migrants other than the indigenous peoples of Anatolia were also in the region and interacted. This interaction created a multicultural and multicultural environment in Anatolia. Kayseri was one of the important centers of Anatolia. The history of museums in the city can be started with Osman Hamdi Bey. In a circular issued by Osman Hamdi Bey, he demanded that the most important portable artifacts in the country provinces be sent to the capital, Istanbul. He wanted other works to be kept in appropriate school depots. Accordingly, many works in the city were gathered in Kayseri High School. In 1928, the Minister of Education, Esat Bey, saw these works during his visit to the city and met with the governor Fuat Bey about the opening of a museum to exhibit the works. With the efforts of Governor Fuat Bey, a place was established in the 1930s to function as the "Depot Museum". In 1948, Prof.Dr. Dr. By Tahsin Özgüç, 22 km from Kayseri. northeast of Kültepe Kaniş / Karum. As a result of the excavations, the increase in the number of inventories led to the establishment of a new museum and the construction of the current building was started in 1965 and opened to visitors on June 26, 1969.
The museum is built on a two-storey function area of 580 m² in an 8704 m² garden. It consists of two halls, a corridor, study rooms and a warehouse. The chronological values were taken into consideration in the presentation of the works in the two halls and the garden. In the first hall, painted / unpainted ceramics and marble products of the Old Bronze Age and works belonging to the Assyrian Trade Colonies Era were typologically arranged. These works consist of cuneiform tablets, round beak / clover jugs, pots, vases, seals, drinking cups, metal goods and so on. In the second hall, there are artifacts from the Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods. The artifacts found in Kayseri, grave gifts from Beştepeler-Garipler Tumulus, Kayseri Herakles sarcophagus and urnas are also in this hall. In the garden, there are marble statues from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine ages, grave steles, sarcophagi and large jars made of terracotta.
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