Istanbul Airport has opened a museum which is available to all
museum is open between 09:00 and 21:00 every day. Admission
costs 5 Euro, and is free to those who are
under 8 years of age.
exhibition features art from different eras of Turkish history, "Treasures of Turkey: Faces of the Throne"
"Treasures of Turkey: Faces of the Throne" has 316
different pieces from 29 Turkish museums on display. The exhibition is a
collection that consists of several fascinating artefacts such as
the "Kadesh Treaty", one of the first peace treaties known in the history
of humanity. The exhibition comprises pieces of the prehistoric GŲbeklitepe and «atalhŲyŁk eras, along with historic artefacts
belonging to Anatolian civilizations and the many other periods.
The museum also
offers introductory information on 18 places in Turkey listed as
World Cultural Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Samsunlu, CEO of İGA Airport Operation Inc, said, "We want to turn the time
spent at the airport into an unique experience. Our aim is to turn
our passengers attention on art and culture. With this museum, we have been able to gather some original
artifacts under a single roof, which would otherwise be impossible
to set eyes on at a single time."
Francisco and Amsterdam airports also have a museum for travellers