📩 05/11/2023 12:17
Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Ersoy stated that Antalya Necropolis Museum is the first in Turkey and said that 866 graves were found in the museum during rescue excavations.
Minister Ersoy attended the opening of the Antalya Necropolis Museum in the Eastern Garage within the scope of the festival in Antalya, the last stop of the Turkey Culture Road Festival organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Minister Ersoy, who first visited the museum, said in his statement that there are necropolis museums in many parts of the world.
Citing the necropolis museums in Spain, Rome, Vatican and Bulgaria as examples, Minister Ersoy said, “Today, we opened the Necropolis Museum in Antalya. Turkey's first necropolis museum. B.C. There are tombs dating back to the 3rd and 4th centuries, and the 5th century AD. "The graves were discovered during the construction excavation that started here in 2008." said.
Explaining that rescue excavations were started by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 2008, Minister Ersoy said:
“During rescue excavations, 866 graves were found. It was decided to build a necropolis museum here by our then mayor, Menderes Türel. These studies Muhittin Böcek It was continued in time. The works were completed last year and transferred to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism as of July. "We quickly completed the furnishing tenders and made it ready for the Cultural Road Festival."
Stating that there are exhibition halls in the museum, Minister Ersoy noted that the works of the artists will be exhibited throughout the festival.
Stating that the museum will contribute to the cultural richness of Antalya, Minister Ersoy said, "In the Antalya Necropolis Museum, not only the ruins from this region, but also more than 400 objects brought from the Antalya Museum are exhibited here." said.
Minister Ersoy noted that museum works in Antalya started with Süleyman Fikri Erten and became institutionalized over time.
Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Ersoy later opened Turkey's first tourism and travel library in Side.
After the opening, Minister Ersoy attended the "Carl Orff's Carmina Burana" concert of the State Polyphonic Choir in the Ancient City of Side in Manavgat district, within the scope of the Antalya Culture Road Festival.
Minister Ersoy was accompanied by his wife Pervin Ersoy, Antalya Governor Hulusi Şahin, AK Party Antalya Deputies Mustafa Köse, İbrahim Ethem Taş, and AK Party MKYK member Menderes Türel.