Considered to be one of Ankara's premier attractions, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is a must-see for history buffs or anyone interested in learning about ancient Turkey. Housed in a restored 15th-century covered market, the museum is home to a wide array of artifacts discovered in excavations throughout Turkey.
As travelers make their way through the different parts of the museum, they'll embark on a chronological journey through Anatolia's past. With relics from different periods of Anatolian history including those from Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze Age, Assyrian, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian and Lydian civilizations, there are also classical Greek and Roman artifacts on display in a separate section of the museum.
As Anatolia is one of the cradle of human civilization, a voyage through the museum parallels a passage through human history.Viewing each of the rooms dedicated to the different historical periods affords one valuable insight into the trajectory of human civilization. Watch how the artifacts tell the story of human's progression from nomadic lifestyles as hunter-gatherers, to settling in small villages and cultivating crops, to crafting pottery from copper.