May 17, 2011

Istanbul's Emperors Put on Display

Artworks symbolizing empires ruling from the Hittite period to the Ottoman Empire in Anatolia and its surroundings are on display at a new exhibition at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum until Aug. 1.

The exhibition “Empires in Istanbul: From Hittite to Ottoman” (İmparatorlar İstanbul'da: Hitit'ten Osmanlı'ya) opened last week with support of the Turkish Culture Ministry in various sections including Hittite, Persian, Macedonian Alexander, Roman, Eastern Roman and the Ottoman empires. The exhibition displays 210 artworks from 16 museums.

The exhibition “Empires in Istanbul: From Hittite to Ottoman” will run through Aug. 1 at the Assos Hall in the additional building of the Istanbul Archaeology Museum.

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