Şanlıurfa Museum and Şanlıurfa Archaeology and
Şanlıurfa Museum is an
archaeological museum in Şanlıurfa, Turkey. In this museum, findings
from the surrounding areas, i. e. from Göbekli Tepe and from Harran, are
exhibited, as well findings from the Southeastern Anatolia Project.
It includes the Urfa Man
statue, dated c. 9000 BC (11,000 years ago), being considered as the
oldest life-sized sculpture of a human already discovered.
Şanlıurfa Archaeology and
and Mosaic Museum contains remains of Şanlıurfa (known as Edessa
in antiquity), Harran (another ancient city which lies 44 kilometres
southeast of Şanlıurfa), and ruins found in the hydroelectric dam
reservoirs of Atatürk Dam, Birecik Dam and Karkamış Dam.
The mosaic of Orpheus
was created in 184 A.D. in Edessa. It was found in 1980, and was taken
to United States by illegal means. After some handovers, it returned to
Şanlıurfa from the Dallas Museum in 2015.
In the ground and upper
floor there are four exhibition halls. The first exhibition hall is
reserved for Assyrian, Babylonian and Hittite artifacts. In the second
and third halls, Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age items such as
stone tools, terracota ceramic tools, stamps, pithoi, necklaces,
figurines, metallic tools, ornaments, and idols are exhibited. One of
the most important items is a 9500-year-old sculpture which is the
oldest-known life-size human sculpture. In the ethnographic section,
clothes, silver and bronze ornaments, handworks, doors with epitaph,
examples of calligraphy, and hand written Korans are exhibited. In the
yard, there are various archaeologic items.
Tour (Multi-Lingual Cultural Tour Operator)
TransAnatolie Tour is a subgroup of Anadolu
and is a Multi-Lingual Cultural Tour Operator in Anatolia (Asia
has the ambition and the capacity to be become one of the leading provider and
operator of archaeological, historical, belief (biblical) and cultural
heritage tours and specialty travel with high Quality of Service (QoS)
TransAnatolie Tour develops its programs with a network of
Specialists, who are well recognized, local, regional, national, and international
professionals at the top of their fields. These Specialists share their
knowledge, insights and vision providing an in-depth insiders understanding of
what distinguishes a particular culture and what factors shaped its evolution.
TransAnatolie Tours are executed in five
languages (Dutch, English, French, German and Turkish) with high QoS concept
by Tourism Professionals of valuable experience, intelligence and high
TransAnatolie Tour executive and operations
teams have been at the cutting edge of international tour (holiday) operations
and specialty travel since 1990s, working with organizations, universities and
museums to provide unique travel experiences, cultural and belief (biblical) tours
(holidays/trips) to their memberships.
Multi-Lingual TransAnatolie Tour team members
have many years of valuable experience in providing individuals and
organizations with high quality cultural, historical, belief/biblical,
archaeological, architectural tours and travel experiences with high quality of
TransAnatolie has immersed travelers in
Anatolia's most fascinating ancient cultures and provided enriching travel
TransAnatolie (International Multi-Lingual
Cultural Tour Operator) has also been in small boat cruises, building exciting
travel packages around these unique vessels.
TransAnatolie is now
expanding its distribution by making these high quality, unique travel
products and programs available to the public. Supported by our international
network of offices and affiliates worldwide, the aim of TransAnatolie Team of
travel professionals and passionate program specialists is to make your next
'vacation' a truly rewarding travel experience.
TransAnatolie Tour is a member of
Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Licence
Ankara Chamber of Commerce (Trade registry under
Turkish-French Cultural Association
Turkish Association at the United Nations
Union of Turkish Tour Operators (TÜRSAB)
Union of Multi-Lingual Professional Tourism Guides (TUREB-ARED)