The Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum has a unique archaeology collection with about two thousand movable objects from Anatolia. The collection began in 1960 when Yüksel Erimtan bought his first Roman ring stones, and it has grown through time with the help of skilled archeologists. The collection contains works from civilizations such as the Hittites, Urartu, Assyrians, Achaemenids, and Byzantines and spans from 3000 B.C. to the Byzantine Empire. The majority of the objects in the collection date from the Late Hellenistic and Roman periods.
The works in the museum collection not only highlight the Anatolian landscape's cultural legacy, but they've also been arranged in such a way that the viewer is presented with unconventional exhibition methods that highlight the works' visual value while allowing viewers to draw parallels between the results and elements from their daily lives.
Ceramics first appeared in daily life in the Near East around 7000 B.C. for storage, cooking, and transportation and expanded quickly due to its simplicity of manufacture and heat resistance. Ceramic's sturdiness has allowed numerous masterpieces to be kept to this day.
The Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum has 273 glass items in its collection. Between the 1st and 3rd century B.C., when Anatolia was under Roman dominion, the items in the collection were made using free-blowing and mold-blowing techniques.
War tools such as spears, arrowheads, axes, and jewelry such as bracelets, rings, armbands, neckpieces, belts, pins, and fibula are among the 364 bronze works in the collection the Old Bronze Age to the Byzantine Period.