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Amasya Museum

Opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00

Closed on Mondays


Amasya's museum is well worth a visit. Notable exhibits includes the famous statue of Amasya, Abrams figure of the Hittite God Teshub with pointed cap and huge almond-shaped eyes; wooden doors taken from the Gök Medrese Cami showing the progression between Seljuk and Ottoman carving; and displays on Ottoman crafts such as rope-making. English signage a good throughout.

The highlight though is the tiles Seljuk tomb in the garden which contains a unique collection of gruesome mummies dating from the ilkhan period. The bodies, mummified without removing the organs were discovered beneath the Burmalı Minare Cami. None of its for squeamish or young eyes but the remains of a baby girl disintegrated into 3 pieces, are particularly hard to look at.