At 200,000 artifacts strong and with an award for "European Museum of the Year" under its belt, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi in the Turkish tongue) may be one of two must see cultural attractions in Ankara. The other? Ataturk's tomb (your welcome).
As is alluded to in the museum's name, their are a wide range of exhibits pertaining to Anatolian archaeology, from Paleolithic stone tools to tablets and figurines of the Hittite period, with over 10,000 years of human development on display from across Asia Minor. Located in a former covered bazaar in the Atpazarı district, these artifacts have been culled form excavation sites all across Turkey and are a true reckoning of the numerous civilizations (Greeks, Romans, Hittites, Ottomans, Phrygians) that rose and fell here. To not explore this building for half a day would be a disservice to your credibility as Embark traveler. We would HATE to have to revoke such a title.