The Bogazkoy museum is located 82 km southwest from Corum, in the district of Bogazkale. The museum, displaying excavation finds from the Hittite capital of Hattusha, opened on September 12 1966 and was completely refurnished in 2011.
The exhibition is arranged thematically and chronologically: starting with Chalcolithic, Early Bronze Age and Assyrian Trade Colony Period objects, the exhibit continues chronologically with Phrygian, Galatian and Roman findings, with Eastern Roman period material marking the upper end of the timeline.
Passing through the “Lion’s Gate”, the Hittite hall is adorned with informative panels about the Hittite state and its society. A modelled stoneworker from the Hittite period illustrates this specific profession, together with unique items highlighted in special display cases. In the upper section of the Hittite hall, panels and displays inform about Hittite religion and military organisation, writing systems, and different materials unearthed in the excavations.
A model of Hattusha and its Great Temple can be also found there. In the museum garden, the Bogazköy sphinx and hieroglyphic steles from the Hittite era are displayed together with milestones and grave steles from the Eastern Roman period.
BOGAZKOY MUSEUM PHOTO GALLERY