AYDIN MILETUS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
Miletus Museum Directorate is located in the Ancient City of Miletus, located near the Village of Balat, Didim District, Aydın Province, Türkiye. the static structure of the Museum Building, which was opened for service in 1973, has deteriorated over time. Due to the fact that this situation poses a danger to the safety of life and property, it has been closed to visitors.
After the closure of the Old Museum Building, work was started on the construction of a new Museum Building, and the new museum building with a usable area of 1200 square meters was opened for visitors in May 2011.
The closed exhibition area is located in the administrative building of the Museum. The finds of Miletus Ancient City, Priene Ancient City, and Didim Apollon Temple are exhibited in an area of approximately 600 m2. It belongs to the ancient city of Miletus; Revival Minoan Period (20th-15th century BC) Cuisine, Minoan Period finds, Zeytintepe Archaic Aphrodite Sanctuary finds, Gacartepe Grave finds. The finds of the Sacred Way from the Ancient City of Miletus to the Temple of Apollo in Didim and the votive items of the Temple of Apollo are located in the exhibition hall.
The exhibition areas of Miletus Museum consist of two main parts: garden display and indoor display. In the garden display, lion statues, inscriptions, tomb steles, sarcophagi, architectural elements, and column capitals, which are the symbols of Miletus, are exhibited.