I thought I'd take a little time to tell you about how incredible this museum is. If you are ever in Ankara and enjoy history, art, or museums in general, this is a must-see. The collection (which spans the Paleolithic to the Roman era) is incredible, and its display was thoughtful, perfectly lit, and well-labeled. The actual space was an experience too, with stone walls and a wooden ceiling that spiraled in certain places— even the café was beautiful!
The middle photo above is a bit blurry, but it's an example of the level of care that's put into the displays. This is a possible reconstruction of a Neolithic house in Çatalhöyük, and I included the photo directly above because these three gentlemen are the best mannequins I have ever seen, anywhere. Whomever made them has a firm grasp of human anatomy and a fine attention to detail— their veins bulge blue, and their body hair is convincingly growing on their arms and legs.
They even glisten with sweat.