The Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection

The Anatolian weights and measures collection is comprised of over eight thousand pieces and is now one of the most remarkable collections of its kind in Turkey.

The collection consists of objects dating from prehistory to those used in present day Anatolia. These comprise the main types of scales and measuring instruments, used for measuring weight, length, and volume in every field, from land measurement to commerce, architecture to jewellery making, shipping to pharmacy.

The collection illustrates the relations between measuring systems of different periods and regions, illuminating various changes and continuities. The broad selection exhibited includes examples from all periods in chronological order, embracing an exciting and particular aspect of Anatolian history.