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Malatya Museum, Malatya

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Malatya Museum (Turkish: Malatya Müzesi) is a museum in Malatya, Turkey

The museum faces Kernek square in Malatya at 38°20′36″N 38°19′26″E

Although a smaller museum was established in 1971, the present museum building was opened in 1979.

Majority of the items in the museum are from various excavations like Arslantepe (Melid), Pirot, Caferhöyük, Köşkerbaba, İmamoğlu and Değirmentepe. There are also some items which are found during the construction of Karakaya Dam. These are from neolithic, chalcolithic, bronze Age, Hittites, Urartu, Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Anatolian Seljuks, Anatolian Beyliks and the Ottoman Empire eras.

Some of the more important items in the museum are the following:

Neolithic sculptures (dated to B.C. 8000) from Caferhöyük excavations

Early Bronze Age swords (dated to B.C. 3200-3800) from Arslantepe excavations

Human tomb (dated to B.C. 4000) from Arslantepe excavations
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  • Malatya City Museum T.c.kultur ve turizm The ancient archaeological site is in the center of the city, there are many ancient ruins, a must visit, it is nice to see many ancient monuments that date...  more »
  • It is a museum where you can see the incredible artifacts from the oldest palace in the world and the oldest swords of the world.Transportation to malatya museum is very easy in kernek...  more »
  • Nice displays of nearby archaeological sites, mostly Arslantepe but also a few others. Not a lot to see but nicely laid out and plenty of information, in English too. Friendly guards. Some of the major finds from Arslantepe have been taken to Ankara.
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