Istanbul Archaeological Museum is one of the most important museums of its kind in the world. Constructed by the architect Alexandre Vallaury (the architect of our hotel building) and founded as a museum during the Ottoman Period, in 1981. The museum collection includes a number of findings from various parts of the Ottoman empire, including Mesopotamia and Anatolia to Arab Peninsula and Afghanistan that were in the borders of the Ottoman Empire, and in particular such monuments as the Alexander’s Tomb, the tomb of the Weeping Maidens and the Lycian Tomb found at Sayda in Syria in 1891.
Besides its importance as the “first Turkish museum”, it has an importance and specialty of being one of the museum buildings that are constructed as a Museum in the World. Today, it still protects its outstanding place in the World’s biggest museums with its works more than a million belonging to various cultures
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