Kahramanmaras Archeology Museum
The first museum in Kahramanmaras was opened in the city center in 1947 in the Ekmekçi District on 16th Street and Belediye Caddesi. The museum was founded in a building formally known as the Stone Medrese. On November 29, 1975, the museum moved to a new modern building on the Azerbaijan Boulevard where it continues to serve the community today.
There are four exhibition rooms in the Kahramanmaraş Archeological Museum.
Domuztepe and Hopaz Höyük artifacts are exhibited in the two display cases by the entrance. Behind these two cases and in the first display are the skeletons of two elephants that were discovered in Gavurgölü. In the second display are various prehistoric artifacts found in the Döngel Cave. In the third room are Bronze Age stone artifacts belonging to the Late Hittite Period. From the Iron Age to the Hellenistic Age there are various ceramics, a bronze Arch of Urartula, Phoenician glass and bronze vessels. In the fourth display is Hellenistic Age glass, bronze and ceramic artifacts. In the sixth display there are similar glass, bronze and ceramic artifacts from the Roman Era. In the seventh display case are bronze and stone artifacts from the Roman Era. In the eighth display there are various artifacts belonging to the Byzantine Period.
Stone Artifacts Hall
On display in this hall are stone stellars, generally from the Late Hittite period, and Roman statues and sarcophagi.
Here you can see examples of 18th and 19th century clothing, personal objects belonging to the heroes of the War of Independence, a broad display of Islamic and Ottoman coins.
Late Hittite basalt grave stellars, statues of Roman kings and columns are on display.
In the garden there are Roman sarcophagi, altars, tombstones, columns, column headings and other architectural elements and piths. Of special note is the stone lion statue found in the Maraş Fortress from the Hittite Period covered in Hittite hieroglyphics and an inscribed bull statue. Mill stones of various periods are also exhibited.