Istanbul Archaeology Museum was founded at the end of the
19th century. It houses a great collection of
Greek, Roman, Byzantine artifacts. Some of
the highlights of the museum are the
Alexander Sarcophagus, Sarcophagus
of Mourning Women, Lycian Sarcophagus
and a beautiful 1st century statue of Ephebos
The museum also houses "The Gezer Calendar" the oldest Hebrew
inscription known to experts which was discovered near Jerusalem.
It was written on a tablet of limestone and is believed
to be an agricultural calendar .