Helenistic & Roman Istanbul

 

Depart from the hotel to Istanbul Archaeology Museum. Housing over one million objects that represent almost all of the eras and civilizations in world history, Archaeology Museum consists of three museums; Those are Archaeology Museum, Old Eastern Works Museum and Enameled Kiosk Museum. Besides its importance as the “first Turkish museum”, it has an importance and specialty of being one of the museum buildings that are constructed as a Museum in the World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Established as Müze-i Humayun (Empire Museum) by the famous artist and museum director Osman Hamdi Bey at the end of the 19th century, the museum opened to public on June 13, 1891. Today, it still protects its outstanding place in the World’s biggest museums with its works more than a million belonging to various cultures.

In the museum collections, there are rich and very important works of art belonging to various civilizations from the regions from Balkans to Africa, from Anatolia and Mesopotamia to Arab Peninsula and Afghanistan that were in the borders of the Ottoman Empire.


Then visit Pierre Loti, the popular cafe overlooking the Golden Horn in the Eyüp area which was dedicated to a a writer called Pierre Loti. “Pierre Loti” was actually a pseudonym. His real name is Louis Marie-Julien, Viaud. He was a French sailor and a writer.