January 23, 2013

Hands-off Style of Exploring Istanbul is Ancient History

William Neff - That museum-schooled "look, don’t touch" detachment from the artifacts of history won’t get you anywhere in a place like Istanbul, an intricate, crafted quilt of multilayered pasts and a thronging, multicultural present.

The philosophy can’t help but be a little different here. The Turks know what the Romans know and what the citizens of any of the world’s ancient cities have long since figured out: Archaeology is everywhere, folks. Respect for the past can’t be allowed to get in the way of the working metropolis.

Istanbul is, indeed, the "Please Touch Museum" of archaeology.

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