Istanbul Chronicles

A journey into history through details of daily life
What do articles of daily use communicate concerning persons and eras? Which clues do cellular phones, pen, kitchen utensils we use reveal about us? ...
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A Magic Touch at the Hagia Sophia
Not only a historical landmark, but a genuine legend... The Hagia Sophia (Turkish: Ayasofya), admired by kings and sultans for 1500 years, nowadays continues to welcome presidents and prime ministers. This splendid monument ...
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A Museum at the Heart of Istanbul: Pera
The Pera Museum has welcomed 700 thousand guests in 6 years, since its inauguration in 2005. This well-deserved interest is to be explained, among other, by the fact that it has been instrumental in bringing to the broad daylight ...
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A Sweet Story of Taste
People living thousands of years ago on this soil produced from grapes the first beverage or liquor of history. ...
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21 votes
Archaeological stories: Patrifying gaze
Is she a monster petrifying those who look at her, or an innocent young maiden who, once upon a time, was making goddesses jealous with her beauty? Are we perhaps being unjust towards mythology’s female anti-hero with her hair made out of snakes? ...
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Byzantine Coins
Archaeology keeps the memory archives of the world, presents us with the codes of traces, thousands of years old. Those codes showing us that different cultures having flourished at different corners of the world without direct contact with each other, ...
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Daily Life at the Palace
The articles used in Ottoman palaces and mansions during the 19th century are on display at the museum of palace collections! The Department of National Palaces ...
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15 votes
Facts on Hagia Sophia
The largest church of all churches built in Istanbul by the Eastern Roman Empire, the Hagia Sophia was re-built three times following various disasters. The coronation ceremonies of Byzantine Emperors were held in this basilica. ...
41 votes, average: 4.20 out of 541 votes, average: 4.20 out of 541 votes, average: 4.20 out of 541 votes, average: 4.20 out of 541 votes, average: 4.20 out of 5
41 votes
Footprints of History
Footprints... eight thousand years old... meters under sea level... that finding was briefly reported on the media. but the world of science was fascinated by this exciting discovery. ...
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Istanbul’s history revived
The book entitled ‘’Istanbul: Capital of empires’’ by renowned historian Stefanos Yerasimos tells us the story of the evolution of Byzantion (Byzantium), originally established as a greek colony, into the irreplaceable capital of empires. The story is accompanied by monumental buildings, myths and legends. ...
40 votes, average: 4.10 out of 540 votes, average: 4.10 out of 540 votes, average: 4.10 out of 540 votes, average: 4.10 out of 540 votes, average: 4.10 out of 5
40 votes
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