The mosaic museum, which will be discussed below, is actually part of the peristyle of the large imperial palace in Constantinople, which was discovered in the 30s of the last century and literally resurrected from the ashes of the completely burned out buildings of the market and the former stables of the Ottoman army, which were located on the site the once majestic imperial palace. As is often the case in Istanbul, the unique Byzantine mosaics of the 5th-6th centuries were discovered by accident during construction work in the area of Arast Bazaar in 1933. As a result of excavations, about 2 thousand square meters of priceless mosaics made with the greatest art of lime, terracotta and glass 5mm cubes, the number of which per 1 sq.m., were discovered and excavated from the ground. reaches 40 (!!!) thousand. Continue reading
Marmaris – one of the best resorts in Turkey, it is considered the most “European” in the country. The fact is that not so long ago the main contingent of holidaymakers here consisted of the British and Dutch, who, as you know, know a lot about quality rest. To make a choice in favor of Marmaris, they were immediately helped by several unconditional advantages of this resort.
Firstly, there is an ideal climate: even in July-August there is no exhausting heat. Secondly, the calm sea – since the resort is located in a closed bay, fenced off from the open sea by the island and the peninsula, there are almost never waves here, the water “holds” well and therefore the resort is suitable for those who Continue reading
Izmir – ancient Smyrna, one of the 7 ancient cities, claiming the right to be called the homeland of Homer. A huge horseshoe it covers a vast bay on the east coast of the Aegean. This is the largest business center in the country and the venue of the prestigious Izmir International Fair.
Rebuilt after the gigantic fire of 1922, lively and cosmopolitan, it resembles, more likely, a Mediterranean European resort than an eastern metropolis. Traces of his ancient past should be sought on the Smyrna agora, and a bright Turkish color – on the Kemeralty bazaar with many narrow streets and covered galleries. In addition, Izmir is a convenient starting point for the ruins of the legendary cities of Pergamum, Continue reading