Antalya Metropolitan Municipality will bring together the 2-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 terms of transforming the tourism capital Antalya into the city of museums and enabling local and foreign visitors to witness this history. Works are coming to an end in the Necropolis Museum Project, which Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Muhittin Böcek named as one of the first projects to be completed. Necropolis Museum will take its guests on a historical journey of 300 years with its ancient tombs and archaeological artifacts.
CLOSE TO A THOUSAND ANCIENT TOMB WILL BE EXHIBITED
During the construction work carried out in the Dogu Garage 13 years ago, ancient tombs and a 2-year-old necropolis area that will illuminate the history of the city emerged. Within the scope of the project carried out on an area of 300 thousand 9 square meters, the Metropolitan Municipality Department of Urban History and Promotion and Antalya Museum Directorate are carrying out joint excavations. As a result of the excavations under the supervision of archaeologists and art historians, nearly a thousand graves belonging to the Hellenistic period, Roman and Eastern Roman periods were found. There are many different types of tombs in the necropolis, 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 exhibited under protection.
WATCHING TO HISTORICAL MOMENTS
Visitors to the Necropolis Museum, which will make a great contribution to cultural tourism, will be able to closely see 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 ancient funeral scenes in a dark room using technological images, sound and light systems. In addition, different types of cemeteries from various periods will be illuminated and a visual image will be presented.
ROOF AND WALKING ROUTES
In the Necropolis Museum Project, which Antalya Metropolitan Municipality carries out meticulously, the roof of the necropolis area was covered with steel construction in order 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 completion of the Nekrolpol Museum Project, the area in question will take its place in the world literatures on exhibition, open-air museology in terms of contemporary museology and conservation, and will introduce the religious-ethnic-economic and socio-cultural structure of Ancient Antalya. The project is also of great importance in terms of transforming Antalya, the capital of tourism, into the city of museums and enabling local and foreign visitors to witness this history.