The Şanlıurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum, which exhibits many exclusive items, has many rare works among them, the world´s oldest statue in the dimensions of man. The museum, which covers a history from the Paleolithic era until the Muslim era – a period of 11,500 years – displays more than 10,000 items. In order to visit the entire museum, one must walk five kilometres in total. This is also the museum where reenactments are staged most frequently. The most important section of the museum, which also has engraved stones depicting figures of man and animals and cemeteries and epitaphs, is dedicated to Göbeklitepe. One may come across hundreds of engraved stones with human and animal figures, traces of temples and epitaphs excavated in Göbeklitepe, which is known to be the oldest ancient sanctuary in the world. There is an archeopark and mosaic museums within this massive complex of culture established over an area of 200 decares of land. Furthermore, there is an archeology research centre, an amphitheatre, a culture and arts centre, souvenir stores, a cafeteria and a parking area capable of accommodating up to 750 vehicles established over an area of 140,000 sq2.
THE ŞANLIURFA ARCHEOLOGY AND MOSAIC MUSEUM, WHICH IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE LARGEST MUSEUM OF TURKEY WITH AN INDOOR AREA OF 34,000 SQ2, REVEALS ANATOLIA´S SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL OPULENCE.