Gaziantep Museum of Archaelogy
The Gaziantep Museum of Archaeology, located on İstasyon Caddesi (Station Road), is home to a large and varied collection of exhibits, some purchased and some obtained from archaeological excavations. As an area that has seen continuous settlement from the Lower Palaeolithic Period until today, Gaziantep began establishing its museums back in 1944, with the Archaeology Museum on İstasyon Caddesi opening its doors in 1969. Mosaics excavated from the ruins of ancient Zeugma and a growing number of other artefacts resulted in the museum running out of exhibition space, so in 2011 the mosaics were moved to their own Zeugma Mosaic Museum, and the government announced plans to redesign the Gaziantep Museum of Archaeology. In line with contemporary museum concepts, the exhibition halls have been enlarged creating new, modern display areas, and on 18 May 2017, the museum was reopened to the public.