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Photo Gallery/Side Museum

Welcome to the Side Museum photo gallery

Located in Side town of Manavgat District 8 km from Manavgat. Ancient agora bath from A.D. 5-6th centuries, dating from Roman Age, was restored in 1960/61 and converted into a museum.

The majority of exhibits in the museum are the ruins discovered by Prof. Dr. Arif Müfid Mansel in excavations during 1947-1967, in the ancient town of Side. There are inscriptions, weapon embossing from Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods, sculptures which are Roman Period copies of Greek originals, torsos, temples, tomb steles, portraits, ostotecs and column pedestals on exhibition in the museum.
Eexhibits in Bath Building (Museum)


Number 1 Hall (Fridigarium)

Some basalt craters from the Late Hittite Period, weapon embossing work from the Hellenistic Period, sun dials, temples from the Roman period exhibited.

Number 2 Hall (Sudatorium)

Torsos from Roman period exhibited.

Number 3 Hall (Caldarium)

Inscription from Hellenistic Period, amphores from Roman Period, Heracles, Three Graces, Nike sculptures and embossing arts exhibited.

Number 4 Hall (Tepidarium)

Tombs from Roman period, Hermes, Hygieia, Athena, Nike, Apollo sculptures, torsos and portraits exhibited.

Ostothek tombs, columns, column pedestals, column capitals, embossing work, inscriptions, steles and various architectural remains from Hellenistic and Roman periods exhibited.

SİDE: Theatre

Has a capacity of 15 000 seats. The audience section is divided in half by means of a diazoma. Orchestra in a semi-circle curve. Stage building is two or three storey. Late Empire Period gladiator fights and animal fights were made here. In A.D. 5-6 th centuries during Byzantine Period it was used as an open air church. The theatre is dated from middle of A.D. 2nd century. The Apollo Temple is located within Byzantine Basilica together with the Athena Temple. In Corinthian style and peripteros design. From Roman period. Dates from A.D. 150's. A section was restored in 1983-1990 and recovered.



A review of Side Museum by a Tripadvisor.com user;

"Situated on the Right just before the Ampitheatre , this small museum contains various artifacts , many of which are also displayed in the Shaded tranquil gardens, overlooking the turquiose sea.

This Museum is unique because it is bulit over the old Roman baths , in fact , apart from the open air entrance there are only three other rooms. In the corner of one there is a green dampness at the bottom corner , as if the underground natural springs are still permeating the walls.

The rooms display various minor artifacts , but the second room contains burial pits with skeletal remains and the third room many sarcophagi and lots of statues(some of which are replicas)

Just after the main entrance gate to the grounds to the left there is a work area where work is still being carried out for the restoration of artifacts most of which in the summer of 2006 were sarcophagi being painstakingly pieced together , Though this this is not open to the public , the people working there are very kind and may allow you to see their work as they did us when we were lucky enoUgh to find them during our visit.

Definitely a worthwhile stop during your stay in Side ,can be combined with a visit to the ampitheatre as they are next to each other."