In 1917, the museum serves in the building where the architect Kemaleddin Bey, the founder of the National Architecture movement, planned. The museum started to serve as a warehouse in 1945, and it was officially opened in 1951.
In the Archeology Museum, which is one of the leading museums of the country in terms of number of works, there are 32,904 works, including 31,282 coins, with 2015 numbers.
The museum consists of three main sections. The first section is the section where sculptures, grave steles and sarcophagi are exhibited under the name of stone works section. The most interesting and important works of this section is a Satry statue, which is exhibited with its belongings in the sarcophagus found in a tumulus tomb accident.
The second part is M. K. Atatürk and the Hat Revolution. As it is known, Mustafa Kemal Kastamonu gave his second speech about the Hat Revolution from his visits at the CHP People’s Party, which is now the museum building. At the section, Atatürk’s belongings and documents related to the reform are exhibited.
The third section displays stone, metal, terracotta, glass works from prehistoric to Byzantine period in a chronological order. There are interesting and important works in this section. The most important of these works are the metal works found in Devrekâni Kınık excavations.
Among these vessels, which are known to be used in religious rituals, especially the bull-headed ryhton vessels, on the other hand, the dish with the information written in the Hittite hieroglyph is also very important. In this dish, the name of Taprammi was written with hieroglyph. The most peculiarity of the dish is that the two wild animals mate in the descriptions on it. This is not a description of any Hittite period works in our country. Even in this state, the work makes the museum important. crested helmet with the soldier statuette still a work in similar found during excavations Another work from this group, as well as Turkey does not take much place in both world museums.
The sea shell made of glass from the Hittite Period, found in the same excavations, is one of the rare examples for world archeology. The soldier figurine, which has a tufted helmet for later periods, is also very important.
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