and other views of the past. It seems like there are a few key people at just the right time in a country taking steps to preserve the past so that the future will learn. So it was with Osman Hamdi Bey who as artist, statesman and intellectual saw the creation of The Archeological Museum in Istanbul. Don’t plan on wandering through here in less a half day. There are numerous buildings, exhibitions from all the main civilizations in the region and a clear picture of intersecting time lines and cultures.
Photography is allowed without flash. There are tombs with reliefs, mosaics, maps, charts and enough whorls from drops spindles to entertain a spinners convention. And there are tiles