In Kars, the Havariler Museum (the 10th century Church of the
Apostles) reveals a curious mixture of architectural influences. Bas -
reliefs representing the twelve apostles in rather stiff and primitive
poses, ring the exterior drum of the dome. The Archeological Museum
houses beautiful wood carvings, an excellent collection of coins
found in the surrounding region, as well as many ethnographic items
relating to eastern Turkey
Malatya has an archeological museum that houses new
finds from the Lower Firat (Euphrates) region that date from the
Neolithic and Chalcolithic ages.
Artifact from Akdamar Museum
In Ahlat, the Turkish Art Museum houses a collection of
ceramics, ancient coins and jewelery. As you drive on around the lake
you come to Adilcevaz, you can stop at the ruins some of which
can also be seen in Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara.
Artifacts from Van Museum
Van's Archeological Museum is in the new city, inland from the
uninhabited old district.