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4 reviews of Istanbul Archaeology Museums

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Elegant archeology

It is the perfect place to get lost in Istanbul if you're there at Easter week. It is much quieter than the Santa Sofia and the Blue Mosque, despite its close proximity. The museum is inside the Topkapi Palace complex, which is composed of three buildings of different sizes. In the larger one you can find the collections of Mesopotamian and Babylonian art that impressed and fascinated me the most. The museum is organized with a sensitivity and delicacy that I have not seen anywhere else with the same category and importance. The Athens' one seems like a building in the process of demolition, and Cairo's looks like a warehouse for furniture-storage. Instead, the Istanbul museum is aware that its works of art are irreplaceable remnants, unique and unusual, and they treat them accordingly. Each room has many pieces that are separated from one another so as to breathe and expand their aura. Natural light pours into the room and the pieces come to life and shine. The most outstanding works of art of Greek and Roman are escorted by artistic posters that reproduce some of its details by photographically enlarging and improving them. Do not miss the sarcophagi of the tombs of the kings of Sidan and the Babylonian mosaics of the Ishtar gates (which I personally felt emotional about). The Pavilion of the Blue Jays is beautiful, not for its content but for the building itself, which dates from the XVI century.
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Cankurtaran Mh., Alemdar Cad
Cankurtaran Mh., Alemdar Cad
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