This is stated upfront in the pamphlet available at the front desk of the museum and without any prior knowledge of the exhibits, I wasn't quite sure of what to expect.
Over the past few days in Turkey, I have been taking in a lot of history and antiquity. Much more than what a normal Singaporean can absorb since Raffles came to our shores in 1819. My travelling buddies and I have also developed a lingo that cuts straight to the point. We are either "overwhelmed" or "underwhelmed" ! Nothing in between. As for this museum, I can safely say that we were quite overwhelmed.
As I was wondering whether bodies were still within the sarcophagus, I was standing just above one which was placed under the glass floor . Imagine if the guards didn't notice me and locked up the museum for the day. Yikes !
|A bust of Alexander the Great|
|Statue of Hermaphroditus, a mythological being in which characteristics of male and female are combined|
|Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love|
|Apollo playing the Cithara|
|Statue of Oceanius (God of Rivers)|
|Statue of Poseidon, God of the Sea|
|Statue of Artemis, Goddess of the moon, forests and hunting|
|Bust of Emperor Augusta|
|The Alexander sarcophagus|
|The sarcophagus of mourning women|