See Historical Artworks From East and West: İstanbul Archeology Museum
İstanbul Archeological Museum is builded by Osman Hamdi Bey, a famous painter, he had a passion about history. İn that age, museum culture was growing, but Ottoman empire had no museums. Osman Hamdi Bey thought Ottomans had to have a museum too, he was also interested in archeology. Today, İstanbul Archeological Museum is a culture and art center, you may see jazz festivals in the garden, at summer. Also other concerts and musical organizations.
There are three main buildings: Archeological Museum, Museum of the ancient Orient, Museum of İslamic Art. Some of the great historical artifacts: The statue of Alexander the Great, The Statue of Aphrodite, and the international convetion of Kadesh, between Egypt and Hitite Empire, its also the first memorandum of agreement in history. You can also see İslamic historical artifacts, wonderful calligraphy samples and ceramic tiles. İslamic carpets and dresses are wonderful and made with a great aesthetics and patience.
Also, you can see ancient Greek and Hellenistic Period statues. Ancient Greeks made statues with perfection and no emotions, made of white marbles. After Alexander The Great, Hellenistic Period starts, and feelings appear on statues. The statues start to smile or have pain.
İn that era, also eastern and middle eastern cultures made original art Works and you can see them in İstanbul Archeological Museum