Archeology Museums

Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum

The archaeology museum of the University of Amsterdam, the Allard Pierson Museum shows artifacts from ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria, and the Roman Empire. Step back in time as you view jewelry and clothing, burial items and religious pieces.

Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern

Make your way underground to visit fascinating ancient cistern Yerebatan Sarnıcı near the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Now the Basilica Cistern only contains a few feet of water but you can walk among the columns in this eerie place and experience the space while marveling at the construction.

Alcazaba de Málaga

Alcazaba de Málaga

The Alcazaba de Málaga is an 11th century citadel built on a hill overlooking the city and the sea. Visit this walled fortification and walk the paths, imagining what life was like here so many centuries ago. The Alcazaba in Malaga is the most well preserved of its type in Spain.

Mystras

Mystras

The Byzantine structures of the Archaeological Site of Mystras were originally built between the 13th and 15th centuries. Wandering the paths, you’ll climb up and down and discover the ruins of city gates, palaces and churches.

Pitt Rivers Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum is a cabinet of curiosities from all over the world. The Pitt Rivers Museum shrunken heads are likely the most famous of their displays, but it is truly a treasure trove of everyday objects from the prehistoric until today.

Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Archaeological Museum of Olympia

I found the items in the museum fascinating, from striking marble and terracotta statues to small pots used to carry olive oil for coating the Olympians’ naked bodies.

Roman Baths

Roman Baths

These baths were used for daily hygiene which was extremely important to the ancient Romans. But it was also the site of religious rituals. Visit this museum to learn all about the healing waters of the Roman baths in this English town.