Selected the European Museum of the Year in 1997, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is located on the hill with Ankara’s ancient Citadel, in the district called Atpazarı (The Horse Market).
The Museum occupies two Ottoman buildings which have been specifically renovated and altered to suit their new role.
In accordance with the suggestion by Atatürk that a Hittite Museum should be established, an Anatolian Civilizations project was initiated to gather all artifacts, remnants and other findings of the Hittite civilization in Ankara.
This launched, the project has grown into one of world’s most significant museums sheltering unique collections.
The Museum has Paleolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Late Bronze Age, Hittite, Phrygia, Urartu and Late Hittite sections.