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Turkish man transforms home into a heritage museum

Turkish man turns his house into a heritage museum

A Turkish man has opened up his home as a heritage museum after spending 37 years collecting local artefacts.

Sixty-seven-year-old Dogan Ghovan has converted the second floor of his home in the Akseki district of Antalya into a public display of items he has been collecting for decades.

He says the museum contains about 3,000 items including kitchen tools, agriculture, musical instruments, weapons, carpentry tools, weights, sewing machines amongst other historical artefacts.

He explained that the items on displace range between 50 to 300 years old.

Visitors to the museum will be embarking on a journey in to the past, Ghovan said, adding that he hopes it will help introduce Turkish culture to visitors.

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