KONYA ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM


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KONYA ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM

The archeology museum has been opened for the first time in the building that is at the southwestern corner of Karma Secondary School in 1901. In 1927, the works have been moved to Mevlana Museum and in 1953 to Iplikci Mosque for exhibition. In 1962, today’s museum has been established and given to service. Our museum exhibits works belonging to Old Bronze, Mid Bronze (Asyrrian Trade Colonies), Iron (Phrygian, Urartu), Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods, starting from the Neolithic Period.

I. Hall of Prehistoric Works
1- Neolithic Period Works (6500 – 5300 BC)
Besides the Neolithic Period works found in Erbaba, Suberde, Catalhoyuk excavations, hand – cooked earthenware pots, arrow and spear ends made of obsidian and flint are present.

2- Old Bronze Period Works (3000 – 1950 BC)
The works belonging to this period have generally been obtained from Sizma and Karahoyuk excavations. Furthermore, cooked earthenware pots having grooves on them and bearing the characteristics of Lakes Region, which are brought from the surroundings of Beysehir Lake are exhibited.

3- Mid Bronze (Asyrrian Commercial Colonies) Period Works (1950 – 1750 BC)
Cooked earthenware pots in very different forms made on wheel, candles in the form of grape cluster, animal shaped pots, bronze rings, cylindrical seals obtained in the systematic excavations being made in Konya Karahoyuk since 1952 are existent.

II. Iron Period Work Hall
1- Iron Period Works (8th, 7th, 6th century BC)
Phyrigian pot parts having figures on them, which are found at Konya Alaaddin Hill, Phyrigian Period painted pots in various forms found in Kicikisla, at 20 km north of Karapinar District of Konya, bronze fibulas (needle) and plates with figures belonging to Urartus are included in these works.

In Kicikisla, together with Phyrigian pots, there are Lidian cooked earthenware pots which are painted and in different shapes.

2- Classical Period Works (480 – 330 BC)
Important kylixes which are painted with bright black paint and which are brought from Kicikisla, lekythoses and one oinokhoe, which is ornamented in compliance with black figure technique are included in this class.

3- Hellenistic Period Works (330 – 30 BC)
Among these works, plates, pots that are polished and made in different forms and a deep carved pot mold part are included.

4- Roman Period Small Bronze Sculptures (30 BC – 395 AD)
In this showcase, there are Roman Period Hermes, Eros and bull sculptures made of bronze.

III. Roman Period Hall1. Roman Period Works (30 BC – 395 AD)
From this period, Sidemara type marble Herakles Sarcophagus with columns (250 – 260 AD) marble sarcophaguses with girland of Sidemara and Pamphylia type found in Iconium (Konya) necropolis (2nd and 3rd century AD) and one Poseidon sculpture, cooked earth sarcophaguses, cooked earth candles belonging to the same period in horizontal showcases, essence pots, glass tear bottles, perfume pots, experiment tubes, glasses, decanters and glass bracelets, golden rings and earrings, ring stones made of valuable stones, ivory comb and manicure tools are exhibited.

2- Byzantine Period Works (395 – 1453 AD)
The base mosaic having dimensions of 6.30 x 3.50 m that has been obtained from Tatkoy Church in the excavation made by our museum in 1990 in Sille, Tatkoy and the base mosaics obtained from the excavations made in 1991 and 1992 in Cumra, Alibeyhoyuk, Kilise Location are exhibited. In another showcase, bronze door knockers, cauldron handles, rolickers, crosses, marks and arrow ends belonging to the Byzantine Period are exhibited.

IV. Works in the Garden
1- Works in the Porch
In the porch at the museum entrance, Byzantine period parts made of stone and marble coming from Sille and Konya center, grave stones; and grave stels from Roman Period (2nd and 3rd century AD) are exhibited.

2- Works in the Front Garden
In the front garden, Roman Period (2nd, 3rd century AD) sculptures, sarcophaguses, grave coffins and stels, ash boxes, grave lions, column heads made of stone and marble and inscriptions are seen. Among these inscriptions, Iconium, Derbe and Lystra inscriptions are very important.

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