Trip to Turkey 25. Museum of Tarsus

Ok, time to get back to final parts of this.  Tarsus doesn’t seem to promote itself very well to Christian visitors.   But there is this museum, I didn’t get a picture of it from the outside, so heres this Streetmap view.

turkish-museum3This concrete building, has market outside to buy home made local foods.

Inside the museum, there is a lot of early Islam like this grave stone and these rooms of how Ottoman people lived.  There is a quite creepy severed hand of a woman that was dug up which was quite macabre.

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There a large number of coins on display from the Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Akkadian – but not from Jewish people.

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This sign board was quite shocking.   Bad English, whited out bits, and ‘Cult Christianism’ and ‘showed the characteristics of a secret cult’   Umm, ok…..

This was the most disappointing museum I have seen in a long time.

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2 comments on “Trip to Turkey 25. Museum of Tarsus

  1. Pingback: Trip to Turkey 24. Tarsus’s fairly small tourist market arcade | Brit In Jerusalem

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