REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM DIRECTORATE OF ELMALI MUSEUM
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The Museum is open every other day of the year (except Monday) and closed on the first days of religious holidays until 13:00. Directive about the procedures and principles to be followed for admissions to museum for click here.

Muhammed Hamdi Yazır (known also as "Elmalılı Hamdi," which means Hamdi of Elmalı district) was born in the district of Elmalı in Antalya in 1878. An intellectual and a religious man, Elmalılı Hamdi Yazır was fluent in Arabic and Persian. He translated the Holy Quran into a simple Turkish so that people could easily understand it. The major work of Muhammed Hamdi Yazır is the "Hak Dini Kuran Dili" (Righteous Religion Quranic Language), a long interpretation of every single Quranic verse.

The survey and excavation project of Hacımusalar Höyük has been carried out since 1993 under the directorship of Assoc. Prof. İlknur Özgen by the Department of Archaeology and History of Art of Bilkent University, with the participation of the Associated Colleges of the South and De Pauw University. The project promises to be an important one that will shed more light not only on the periods that have been investigated by the Bryn Mawr College excavations but also the later periods, i.e. Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic.

"Treasure of the Century" The Elmalı coins, which were found in 1984 in Antalya's Elmalı district and smuggled abroad the same year, were returned to Turkey in 1999. Known as the 'Treasure of the Century,' the collection has been on display at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara ever since and has only now been brought to its home of Antalya, where the coins can be seen at the Antalya Archaeology Museum. You can find replicas of coins in Antalya Elmalı Museum.