Antalya Metropolitan Municipality will bring together the 2,300-year-old history with the public with the Necropolis Museum Project, which has come to an end. The project is also of great importance in transforming the tourism capital Antalya into the city of museums and enabling local and foreign visitors to witness this history.
Works for the Necropolis Museum Project, which Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Muhittin Böcek showed as one of the first projects to be completed, is coming to an end. Necropolis Museum will take its guests on a historical journey of 2,300 years with its ancient tombs and archaeological artifacts.
Nearly A Thousand Ancient Tombs Will Be Exhibited
During the construction work carried out in the Dogu Garage 13 years ago, ancient tombs and a 2,300-year-old necropolis area that illuminated the city’s history emerged. Within the project’s scope on an area of 9 thousand 136 square meters, the Metropolitan Municipality Department of Urban History and Promotion and Antalya Museum Directorate is conducting joint excavations. As a result of the holes under archaeologists’ supervision and art historians, nearly a thousand graves belonging to the Hellenistic, Roman and Eastern Roman periods were found. There are many different types of tombs in the cemetery, which means “city of the dead” in ancient times. Artifacts such as tear bottles, terracotta pots, burials and coins unearthed in archaeological excavations will be displayed under protection.
Witnessing Historical Moments
Visitors to the Necropolis Museum, which will contribute significantly to cultural tourism, will closely examine and examine the walking paths and historical burial sites. In the museum, where an atmosphere intertwined with history will be presented, there will be an exhibition area, a viewing terrace, a conference hall, a concert bowl and a section where funerals in ancient times are animated using contemporary museology techniques. Visitors will experience old funeral scenes in a dark room using technological images, sound and light systems. Different types of cemeteries from various periods will be illuminated, and a visual appearance will be presented.
Roof and Walkways
In the Necropolis Museum Project, which Antalya Metropolitan Municipality carries out meticulously, the roof of the necropolis area was covered with steel construction to protect the archaeological findings from rain and sun rays. Glass walkways and railings were built on the site to allow visitors to see the historical burial sites closely.
It Will Take Its Place In The World Literature
With the Nekropol Museum Project’s completion, the area in question will take its place in the world literature on exhibition and the open-air museum in terms of contemporary museology and protectionism and introduce the religious-ethnic-economic and socio-cultural structure of the ancient period Antalya. The project is also of great importance in transforming Antalya, the capital of tourism, into a city of museums and enabling local and foreign visitors to witness this history.