Sanlıurfa Archaeological Museum

Sanliurfa province is located in upper Mesopotamia, and people have settled or passed from the region throughout history. Plus, the province is a secret place for Christianity, Islam, and Judaism thus has plenty of historical artifacts. The museum was built in 1969 on 1500 square meters. However, in 2015, the area was upgraded to 29000 square meters. It consists of 14 main exhibition halls and 33 animation areas. The collection has rare artifacts. Some of them are the Balikligol Statue, which is the world's oldest known human-sized statue; Eros and Psyche; and Nike Reliefs; artifacts from Gobeklitepe, which is the oldest temple in the world. More artifacts from the periods of Paleolithic, Bronze, Iron, and Hellenistic-Roman can be seen in the museum.