Ankara Anitkabir 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.
Ankara Anitkabir Mausoleum houses a lively collection of memorabilia from Ataturk's
life and work,
private library, documents, stamps, coins,
books and cars.