In the garden surrounding the museum building there is the usual collection of archaeological bric-a-brac, some would shine in a museum in a country with less finds (from, in particular, Roman times), but most are damaged. They are, it seems, from Roman, Karamanoğlu or Ottoman times.
The booklet ‘Karaman Museum’ (Ilhan Temizsoy & M. Vehbi Uysal) states: “The museum is surrounded by 2500 m² of parkland where archeological and ethnological stone objects are displayed. Most of these stone objects were brought from the Roman sites in the Taurus Mountains. The most common objects are steles and building inscriptions. Karaman and Ottoman tombstones and mosque inscriptions make up the bulk of the Islamic material exhibited”.
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen