The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul offers visitors a chance to lose themselves in the details of hand-lettered and illustrated copies of the Quran, handwoven carpets, and many other exquisite artefacts from Islamic civilisations.
The centuries-old monument that became a symbol of Istanbul after the Ottoman conquest in 1453 was restored and has started serving the public as a mosque again since July 24, 2020.
Comprising three buildings, the Istanbul Archaeological Museums, the first museum of the Ottoman Empire, welcomes visitors to view Greek and Roman sculptures, sarcophagi, mummies, china, clay tablets, the world’s oldest love poem and more.
The Serefiye Cistern reopens on July 1, 2020 after months of being closed because of the pandemic.
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