Alacahoyuk Treasures Hattusa

Alacahoyuk Treasures Hattusa in Corum – Chapter 2

Alacahoyuk Treasures Hattusa in Corum – Chapter 2, It was decided to excavate. Dr. Remzi Oguz Arik and Dr. Hamit Zubeyr, Kosay were appointed as heads of the excavation team, and the Turkish Historical Institute allocated funds of 1000 lira to finance the excavations. The excavation team pocketed the 1000 lira and on August 21, […]

Alacahoyuk Treasures Hattusa

Alacahoyuk Treasures Hattusa – Chapter 1

Alacahoyuk Treasures Hattusa – Chapter 1, On May 6, 1933, this news was reported in the newspapers : “Yesterday morning His Excellency Gazi Mustafa Kemal, the Director of Public Instruction, the Governor of Ankara, the Public Director of Museums and a delegation visited the site of archaeological excavations at AhIatlibel in the village of Yalincak […]

Sivas Museum of Antiquities and Sivas September 4 Ataturk Museum

Sivas Museum of Antiquities and Sivas September 4 Ataturk Museum

Sivas September 4 Ataturk Museum and Sivas Museum of Antiquities, Sivas Museum of Antiquities Sivas Museum of Antiquities was opened in 1934 in the Gok Medrese Which was built in the Seljuk period. In 1967 when repairs to the Buruciye Medrese have completed the works were moved here and put on exhibit. Buruciye Medrese was […]

Samsun May 19 Museum and Samsun Ataturk Museum

Samsun May 19 Museum and Samsun Ataturk Museum

Samsun Ataturk Museum and Samsun May 19 Museum, Samsun May 19 Museum On May 16, 1919, the Bandirma Steamer left Istanbul for Samsun carrying the Inspector of the Ninth Army Mustafa Kemal Pasha and his retinue. On Tuesday morning May 19, 1919, at 8.00 am the Bandirma Steamer sailed into Samsun harbor, where Mustafa Kemal […]

Cappadocia Underground Cities and The Museums of Nevsehir

Cappadocia Underground Cities and The Museums of Nevsehir

The Museums of Nevsehir and Cappadocia Underground Cities, The first steps to establish a museum in Nevsehir, which is in the Central Anatolian region of Cappadocia and the site of the Rock Churches, were taken when archaeological and ethnographic works were stored in the Damad Ibrahim Pasha Library. Later on, in 1965 the Imaret (soup […]

Day Trip to Cappadocia from Ankara

Goreme Open Air Museum Cappadocia

Goreme Open Air Museum, This 30 km2 area between Nevsehir, Urgup and Avanos was affected by the ashes from the Erciyas volcano 100 km. away. This and the fact that the rock layers are of differing degrees of hardness led in time to erosion by wind and rain resulting in the strange Goreme landscape, composed […]

Hacibektas Museum Cappadocia Nevsehir

Hacibektas Museum Cappadocia Nevsehir – Chapter 2

Hacibektas Museum Nevsehir Cappadocia – Chapter 2, Mescid: At the far end of the Second Courtyard near the Kitchen is a mescid with a single dome and minaret, which was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II. The mescid is open for worship. The Sixes Gate leads from the Second to the Third Courtyard, called […]

Cappadocia Underground Cities and The Museums of Nevsehir

The Hittites And The Phrygians in Derinkuyu region of Cappadocia

The Hittites And The Phrygians in Derinkuyu region of Cappadocia, The Hittite state was established by Labarnash in the XX century B.C. and this central Asian race established in Anatolia in 1900-1200 B.C. as one of the greatest civilizations of the Middle East. Hattushash was their capital. They soon were strong enough to invade Syria […]

Hacibektas Museum Nevsehir Cappadocia

Hacibektas Museum Nevsehir – Chapter 1

Hacibektas Museum Nevsehir Turkey – Chapter 1, Hacibektas Museum was opened in 1964 in the Haci Bektas Dargah kulliye in the Nevsehir sub-province of Hacibektas. The museum consists of three rows of courtyards from west to east. The museum is entered through the Main Gate (Cross Gate) which opens onto the First Courtyard at the […]

Konya Tour

The Silk Prayer Carpet in Konya Mevlana Museum- Chapter 3

The Silk Prayer Carpet in Konya Mevlana Museum- Chapter 3, The most interesting thing about the carpet is the fact that it has written on it. The writing was first used as a decorative element in carpet design during the time of the Anatolian Seljuks. The carpets were woven in Konya during the Seljuk period […]