Amasya Museum

Amasya Museum was first established in 1925 as a store in medrese building, a part of II. Beyazid Külliyesi, by bringing together only a few archaeological artifacts and mummies.

Later , the artifacts got increased in number and as a result of the need for displaying them, it was moved to Gok medrese in 1962, one of the monumental structures of the Seljukian Period.

It moved to its modern building of our day on 22nd March 1977 and opened to visitors on 14th June 1980.

The museum has 23.476 items including archaeological, ethnographic coins, official seal, handwritings and mummies belonging to 12 different civilizations beginning from Kalkolitic Age to Bronze Age such as Hittities, Urartu, Frig, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods. With Hazeranlar Museum House and King Rock Tombs in addition to these artifacts, it plays an important role in the culture and the tourism of our country as the most modern museum of the region.

Open Air Exhibition (garden)

Stone structures of Hittitie, Helenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Ilhanli, Seljuk and Ottoman periods are displayed in the garden to the west of the museum.

Mummies

Mummies in our museum are displayed in the tomb of Seljuk Sultan I. Mesud in the garden of the museum.

There are eight mummies. Thought to be İşbuğa Nuyin, Cumudar İzzettin Mehmet, Pervane Bey, his wife and his sons and daughters, the mummies belong to the people who were once on duty as Nazır and Emir when İlhanlı State was the ruling power in Anatolia in the 14th century.

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