Sunday, July 6, 2014

the museum of anatolian civilizations

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.


Pedro Loureiro said...

Archaeological museums like these are the best! This one specially seems so nice!

Have a lovely journey you too :)

Pedro Loureiro said...

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