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Met at the gate by a very friendly guard who gave us an informational booklet on what we were looking at. Great explanations throughout the exhibit, and as we were the only ones visiting at the time, we took a lot of time imagining what...More
Very accessible and easy to see up close. The various conditions of the mud brick walls is quite interesting though the most interesting part in my opinion was the well preserved wall paintings. Definitely worth the visit if you're in Malatya (the name Malatya can...More
We were here to get a sense of history, going back 5-6000 years. We had a few moments of silence and emotion, as we walked around the excavations and could see all the findings in their real setting.
Big boards provide really good information.
This site is humbling, it is a site that illustrates the singular force of humankind. For myself it engendered as strong emotional response, of wonder that our history really does boil down to a collection of just a few major points at which we started...More
It isn't complicated but it smell real history. There is a small ancient part from B.C. 3000- 4000. But so excited. There are many information boards. It's so good. Plus there is a super guide. And interesting All of them is free.
Large archaeological site with good signage and lots of information. There are walkways through and around the site. There is also a reconstruction of a typical house of the era at the entrance that is interesting to walk through
I saw Aslantepe on the way to Malatya it wasnt difficult to find it isnt in a remote place as I had earlier imagined but in a village. Right at the entrance there is a very huge copy statue and some carvings. The entrance is...More
This is an ancient Hittite settlement which is being researched and excavated. It is in the village of Orduzu, only about a 20 minute bus ride from the city centre of Malatya. It's not "impressive," but the documentation and signage are very good, and if...More
Due to a collaboration between Italian and Turkish scholars, this site is well marked by signs explaining the rooms and layout.
That said, none of the aforementioned artifacts are there! There are replicas of items right at the entrance, but the inside holds nothing of...More