Bitlis Castle – Bitlis

Bitlis Castle is 1 km (0.6mile) far to Bitlis centurum. The excavation of Bitlis Castle, located in the eastern province of Bitlis and built during the time of Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.), by academic staff and students from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University has started. An assistant professor from the university’s art history department, Gülşen…

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Ahlat TombStones – Bitlis

Ahlat Museum is 62 km (48 mile) far to Bitlis centurum. Though the history of the city dates back to 900 BC, its famous for her tombstones dating to 12 th-15 th centuties AD. It has an important place inthe Islamic world in their variation within Anatolian tomb architecture in dimension and design. Apart from…

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Ahlat Museum – Bitlis

Ahlat Museum is 1 km (0.6mile) far to Bitlis centurum. The Ahlat Museum was opened for exhibition in 1970. The monuments, which were discovered during the excavations condsucted in Çifte Hamam, Zaviye and Ulu Camii between 1965-1991, and ceramic findings ornamented with figures of Seljuk Times are all exhibited in the museum. Among the monuments…

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Sogüt Ertugrul Gazi Museum- Bilecik

Sogüt Ertugrul Gazi Museum is 32 km (19 mile) far to Bilecik centurum. A museum which was restored and converted from a Typical old house , located in the Sogut city center  was opened in 2001.  Ethnographic  and archaeological artifacts belonging to nomadic shepherds who live nearby are exhibited in the museum. As much as…

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Hasankeyf Archaeology Site – Batman

Hasankeyf Archaeology Site is 40 km (24 mile) far to Batman centurum. Hasankeyf is an ancient city, and has been identified with the Ilansura of the Mari Tablet (c. 1800 BC). The Romans had built the Cephe fortress on the site and the city became the Kiphas fortress and a bishopric under the Byzantine Empire….

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Amasra Museum – Bartin

Amasra Museum is 20 km (12 mile) far to Bartin centurum. It has been felt as an obligation to establish a museum in Amasra, as this city is a centre of archaic settlement and rich in terms of historical monuments. Many activities were carried out for long years under the leadership of the poet –…

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Saraylar Marble Open Air Museum – Balikesir

Saraylar Marble Open Air Museum is 120 km (74 mile) far to Balikesir centurum. Marmara Island, formerly known as Prokonessos rose to prominence in the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods because of its marble quarries which supplied the luxurious stone for the extravagant imperial buildings programs. Marble Beach near Saraylar village derives its name from…

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Kyzikos Archaeology Site – Balikesir

Cyzicus (Kyzikos) was an ancient town of Mysia in Anatolia in the current Balıkesir Province of Turkey. It was located on the shoreward side of the present Kapıdağ Peninsula (the classical Arctonnesus), a tombolo which is said to have originally been an island in the Sea of Marmara only to be connected to the mainland in…

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Bandırma Archaeology Museum – Balikesir

Bandırma Archaeology Museum is 101 km (62 mile) far to Balikesir centurum. Daily ceramics were delivered to Bandirma Archeological Museum where the desalination process, by which salt from seawater is removed from the fabric of the artifact, continues. Bandirma is one of the closest district to Marmara islands. The museum is newly opened in May…

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National Forces (Kuva-yi Milliye) Museum – Balikesir

National Forces (Kuva-yi Milliye) Museum is 3 km (1 mile) far to Balikesir centurum. The municipality, taking action in the years 1985 and 1986, issued to board decrees, to open the building as a museum. The building had been used as headquarters during the National Struggle. Later on the use of this building was permanently given…

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