Daily Archives: April 19, 2010

you’re not telling What has happened to you ” street portraits”

little girl in Balat

little girl in Balat

O Heart, you’re not telling
What has happened to you.
You’ve fallen in love, Continue reading

İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzesi

İstanbul arkeoloji müzesi

İstanbul arkeoloji müzesi

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The Istanbul Archaeology Museum is housed in three buildings just inside the first court of Topkapi Palace and includes the Museum of the Ancient Orient. The museum has an excellent collection of Greek and Roman artifacts, including finds from Ephesus and Troy.
Collections of the Istanbul Archaeology Museum

The Istanbul Archaeological Museum houses over one million objects, the most extraordinary of which are the sarcophagi that date back as far as the 4th century BC. The museum excels, however, in its rich chronological collection of locally found artifacts that shed light on the origins and history of the city.

Near the entrance is a statue of a lion representing the only piece saved from the clutches of British archaeologists from the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Continue reading