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Hasankefy Museum: Turkey invites you to travel 12 thousand 500 years back in time

Hasankefy Museum: Turkey invites you to travel 12 thousand 500 years back in time

Located in Turkey’s South-eastern province of Batman, Hasankefy Museum houses artifacts from the beginning of civilization. With its most recent piece dating back to 1473, the museum displays artifacts from the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages as well as the Roman, Artuqid and Ottoman periods, which were collected from five different cities, including Batman, Mardin, Siirt, Şırnak and Diyarbakır.

Spanning over a total period of 12 thousand 500 years, the artifacts are displayed in chronological order. The museum also allows visitors to experience living in the past with its visual animations and presents a wax sculpture exhibition of cave life by the Tigris River.

The museum, which provides an extraordinary experience to its visitors by allowing them to travel back in time, features a cafeteria, foyer, library and children’s education workshop. The area also serves as an open-air museum, offering opportunities such as walking around the Arkeopark Cultural Area, National Garden, Şap Valley and the ancient Mint, as well as boat tours for viewing the underwater Hasankeyf structures. Currently, excavations to unearth 3000 caves from the Hellenistic period are ongoing and are expected to be open for visitors in the future.

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Located in the Mediterranean and connecting Asia and European continents that are separated by the famous Bosphorus, Turkey is a unique destination that welcomed more than 50 million tourists last year. The country that has always been a hub for cultural interaction and home to varying climates inspires the visitors today with its history, nature, and gastronomy that reflect the diversity of civilizations for centuries. Located at the crossroads of cultures, Turkey has a distinctive understanding of art & fashion which is the synthesis of tradition and modernity, and its extremely dynamic shopping & entertainment life also attracts visitors from all over the world. Turkey implemented the “Safe Tourism Program” for the 2020 tourism season. The program that has been rapidly adopted by the key players in the industry, defines a series of measures that must be taken across a vast range of related bodies including food & beverage, transportation, and accommodation establishments to ensure the health and well-being of facility personnel and guests, both local and foreign.

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