Arslantepe Open Air Museum

Arslantepe Mound, which was included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 2021, is six kilometres away from Malatya city centre. Excavations have been carried out since 1932, Arslantepe was converted into an open-air museum and opened to visitors in 2011. Replicas of two lion sculptures and wall reliefs made of the same material were placed at the entrance of the museum with the Tarhunza The King of Malatya, which were found in the years 1900-1932 and taken to Ankara. Visitors can see the mudbrick palace, wall decorations and other remains in the excavation area. The archeological finds, which are not preserved or displayed in Arslantepe, are exhibited in the Malatya Museum.