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European Archaeology Days 2023

16 June 2023
Rezan Has Museum

European Archaeology Days


You are invited to the European Archeology Days event with a guided tour and restoration studio visit to be held at Rezan Has Museum on Friday, June 16th, 2023!

Supported by the French Ministry of Culture since 2010 and organized by the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP), the European Archeology Days event is held between 16-18 June this year with the participation of Rezan Has Museum.


Rezan Has Museum is a space that has come to life with the remains of a 17th century Ottoman structure and an 11th century Byzantine cistern located on the basement floor of the historical building of Kadir Has University. Rezan Has Museum, which was opened to the visitors in 2007, includes archaeological artifacts that cover a wide range of chronology from Neolithic Period to the Seljuk Period and historical documents and objects belonging to the Cibali Tobacco Factory in its collection.

Our experts will greet you at Kadir Has University and our guided tour will start at the Rezan Has Museum located inside the university. After explaining the works in the exhibition within a historical process, our tour will be completed with a visit to the cistern and restoration studio.

Guided Exhibition Tour and Restoration Workshop Visit

“The Cibali Tobacco Factory: The Space of Labor Exhibition”

Cibali Tobacco Factory, in which Rezan Has Museum is located, was built in 1884 by Alexandre Vallaury. Cibali Tobacco Factory: The Space of Labor Exhibition offers the opportunity to witness the industrial, economic, political, socio-cultural history of the late Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey.

“The Archaeology of Daily Life Exhibition”

The Archaeology of Daily Life Exhibition, which opens a door to the past, was carefully selected from our collection of archaeological artefacts from the Neolithic Period to the Seljuks. We invite you, our esteemed visitors, to a colorful historical journey about Anatolia and the surrounding civilizations, with the exhibition that includes these significant artefacts that have come to the present day after a journey of thousands of years.

“The Urartian Belts Exhibition”

Our museum has one of the most comprehensive collections by Urartian belts in the world. In the Urartian Belts Exhibition, there are belts and belt pieces that have not revealed before and selected carefully from our Urartian Period collection.

“Byzantine Cistern”

The Byzantine Period cistern in our museum, dated to the end of the 11th century, consists of 48 arches, 15 pillars and 20 columns. In the cistern, it is possible to see column capitals made in different styles, dating from the Early Byzantine Period to the 11th century.

Registration is required to attend the event.

Target audience: All visitors