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Ankara, 2019

In the Winter Break at the end of 2019, we visited Ankara and experienced a White Christmas, arriving on December 25 with snow falling.

We visited a few museums and an art gallery during our three days there.

Museum of Natural History

Read about our visit to the Museum of Natural History on the MuzGadgets Blog.

Dinosaurs greeted us at the entrance

Science and Technology Museum

See more about our visit to METU (ODTÜ) Science and Technology Museum on the MuzGadgets Blog.

A Hittite era guitar
1975 Anadol Böcek (Anatolian Bug)

Museum of Anatolian Civilisations

The Museum of Anatolian Civilisations had some amazing artifacts.

Sun Disk, 2250BC – This symbol was used on the cover of the textbooks of the Turkish Language course we did.
Clay tablet letter inside clay tablet envelope
Hittite era stonework
Chimera, Hittite era
Hittite era stonework
Hittite era stonework

Ethnography Museum of Ankara

Ethnography Museum of Ankara – Ataturk, the hero and founder of modern Turkey was laid to rest here until his memorial Antikabır was built.

Are decorated guns more friendly?

cermodern Art Gallery

We saw three exhibits:

Göbeklitepe The Gathering

This was an experience of fabric and light. It was sometimes disorientating in the dark environment. We entered through a maze of fabric with video projections, then there was a space with projections on conical fabric forms like the Whirling Dervish dancers. Another wall of video and the exhibit culminated in a space with a 360º projected video.

The construction of a new city: Anakara 1923-1933

Lots of photographs as well as 3D printed models of the housing

Adnan Jetto – Gloomy Day… We Should Dance!

Some amazing abstract art.

Flying and Dancing in the Windy Evening

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