MuseumsThe Mausoleum and Museum of Atatürk (Anıtkabir)
This extraordinary mausoleum was built for Ataturk, the
father of Turks and the founder of modern Turkey, in 1953. It sits on
the top of Anittepe hill, which dominates the city.
The mausoleum is made of marble and is an interesting
mixture of ancient and modern architectural styles. The walk up to the
monument is along an avenue lined with 24 stone Hittite lions.
The mausoleum houses a lively collection of memorabilia
from Ataturk's life and work, private library, documents, stamps, coins,
books and cars.
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