Tarsus Museum

The birthplace of Paul the Apostle, Tarsus is a Turkish city that lies 27 kilometers away from the region of Mersin. Tarsus Museum is a spectacular place found in the city of Tarsus, which is worth visiting. The city of Tarsus has a rich history of 7,000 years and was an important stop for traders to the Orient along with a focal point of many civilizations. The Tarsus Museum proudly preserves the rich culture and heritage of the several civilizations that was once found in the region of Tarsus.
The region of Tarsus has been a significant culture center of Cukurova during the historical periods and has continued to be so from 7000 BC until today. The Tarsus Museum started with the collection of opuses that were done in the year 1969. The opuses were found in Kubad Pasa madrasa, which was had constructed by Kubad Pasa. Kubad Pasa was one of Ramazanoglu masters, belonging to the Ramazanogullari Principality that was founded in Cukurova in 1450 AD in the city center. The formal opening of the Tarsus Museum in Tarsus was in 1971.
The Tarsus Museum is counted among popular Tarsus Tourist Attractions. The 17th and 18th centuries witnessed a huge influx of foreign researchers and the researches revealed that the region of Tarsus was of immense significance in theCukurova history. The Tarsus Museum in Tarsus preserves the cultural data obtained in the scientific excavations performed by Hetty Goldman in Gozlukule Tumulus. The cultural valuables of this excavation as are also housed in the museum. You will also find the mosaics belonging to 3rd – 4th century AD that were found in the base excavation of the courthouse building.
Tarsus Travel remains incomplete without exploring the wealth of the Tarsus Museum. You will find here artworks of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods along with coins and other materials belonging to the Roman and Byzantine period. You will enjoy witnessing the baked soil pots and metallic materials of the ancient times. You can also see several old paintings that are influenced by the lifestyle of the common people of the ancient times.

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