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Miletus Museum, located opposite the Miletus Ancient City, is a museum worth visiting both visually and scientifically with its indoor and outdoor areas.

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The Miletus Museum Directorate is located in the Ancient City of Miletus, which is located near the Balat Village in the Didim District of Aydın. The static structure of the Museum Building, which was put into service in 1973, deteriorated over time. Due to the danger of this situation in terms of life and property safety, it was closed to visitors.

After the closure of the old Museum Building, the works for the construction of the new Museum Building were started and the new museum building with a usage area of ​​1200 square meters was opened to visitors in May 2011.

Miletus Museum exhibition areas; It consists of two main parts: garden display and indoor display. In the garden display, lion statues, inscriptions, tomb steles, sarcophagi, architectural elements and column capitals, which are the symbols of Miletus, are exhibited.

The museum is located in the administrative building. The finds of Miletus Ancient City, Priene Ancient City and Didim Apollon Temple are exhibited in an area of ​​approximately 600 m2. It belongs to the ancient city of Miletus; Revival Minoan Period (20th-15th century BC) Cuisine, Minoan Period finds, Zeytintepe Archaic Aphrodite Sanctuary finds, Gacartepe Grave finds. The finds of the Sacred Way from the Ancient City of Miletus to the Temple of Apollo in Didim and the votive items of the Temple of Apollo are located in the exhibition hall.

Known as the Pompeii of Anatolia, the ancient city of Priene, especially its rich houses, is in the Priene section. Coins from various periods, ornaments, glass fragrance bottles, bronze items and figurines, terracotta items and figurines, and İlyas Bey Mosque finds dating to the Menteşeoğulları Principality are among the exhibits in the interior showcases. In addition, tomb steles from the Archaic period and an unfinished sculpture group are in the exhibition space. Miletus Museum is an exemplary museum technically, visually and scientifically.

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