Saint Sophia Museum (Hagia Sophia Museum) Istanbul

Saint Sophia Museum (Hagia Sophia Museum) Istanbul

Hagia Sophia Museum Istanbul, Saint Sophia is both a museum and a monument in itself. Saint Sophia was built during the time of the Emperor Justinianus, construction being begun in 532 AD and completed in 537 AD. It is generally agreed however that the original structure was built at the time of Emperor Constantine the […]

Turkish and Islamic Art Museum Istanbul

Turkish and Islamic Art Museum Istanbul

Turkish and Islamic Art Museum, This museum is in the district of Suleyrnaniye in Istanbul. It is situated in the soup kitchen building of the Suleyrnaniye Kulliye which was built by Sultan Suleyman the Law “diver in 1550 to 1557. The museum was affiliated to the Directorate of Trusts in 1914 under the name “Evkaf-i […]

The Archaeological Museum in Sultanahmet Istanbul - Chapter 3

The Archaeological Museum in Sultanahmet Istanbul – Chapter 3

The Archaeological Museum in Sultanahmet, Section of Classic Works: This section contains a rich collection of works which have been gathered since the second half of the last century. Because it is an imperial museum it does not only include documents concerning civilizations within Turkey but also works from countries within the Ottoman Empire, including […]

Archaeological Museum in Istanbul - Chapter 2

Archaeological Museum in Istanbul – Chapter 2

Archaeological Museum Sultanahmet in Istanbul, Today there are three museums associated to the General Directorate of Istanbul Archaeological Museums: The Classical, Ancient Oriental and Mosaic Museum. Between 1963 and 1973 the Museum of Ancient Oriental Works was reorganized according to modern principles of museum ship, new sections were built, and it was reopened in 1973. […]

The Archaeological Museum of Istanbul - Chapter 1

The Archaeological Museum of Istanbul – Chapter 1

The Archaeological Museum, The Archaeological Museums of Istanbul are of particular interest because they are the first to have had a special building constructed for them. The collection of antiquities first began in Turkey in 1846 during the time of Damat Fethi Pasha, when the works were stored in the church of Saint Irene which […]

Istanbul Topkapi Palace and Harem – Chapter 6

Istanbul Topkapi Palace and Harem – Chapter 6

Topkapi Palace Museum and Harem, Embroidery Apartment: This section is situated between the Third Gate and the apartment of Akhadim Aga. The two rooms contain embroidered pillows, bedspreads, tablecloths, covers, prayer mats and table mats, satin quivers worked with gold thread, women’s clothes, turbans, purses etc. Weaponry Section: This section roofed with eight domes contains […]

Topkapi Palace Museum Sultanahmet Istanbul – Chapter 5

Topkapi Palace Museum Sultanahmet Istanbul – Chapter 5

Topkapi Palace Museum Sultanahmet, Has Room (Hika’i Saadet Apartment): This section is to the northwest of the Third Courtyard. Known as the Has Room it was built by Sultan ‘Mehmet the Conqueror. It consists of two corridors, one with a pool and one with columns, a terrace, and three rooms. From the time of Fatih […]

Sultanahmet Topkapi Palace Museum – Chapter 4

Sultanahmet Topkapi Palace Museum – Chapter 4

Topkapi Palace Museum in Sultanahmet Istanbul, In the third room is one of the most important works, the lyric poetry cover of Murad III made of gold and decorated with precious stones, and a jeweled throne of Indian make. This throne is in the shape of a wide oval arm chair. It is made of […]

Topkapi Palace Museum – Chapter 3

Topkapi Palace Museum – Chapter 3

Topkapi Palace Museum, Also housed in this section is some Japanese and European porcelain, gold and silver services made by Turkish craftsmen, Istanbul porcelain and glass, and kitchen utensils. The Third Gate of Topkapi Palace is called “Babus’saade” and opens onto the Third Courtyard. Festivals always used this gate, which led to the Arz Room, the […]

Istanbul Topkapi Palace Museum – Chapter 2

Istanbul Topkapi Palace Museum – Chapter 2

Famous Istanbul Topkapi Palace Museum, Here is a brief description of those sections of the palace which form the present museum The Kitchens (Chinese porcelains) In the domed and chimneyed kitchens which were built by Sultan ‘Mehmed the Conquerer and enlarged in the time of Sultan Suleyman the Law Giver, food was prepared for a […]