A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York seeks to recreate some of the grandeur of the Versailles royal palace in France.
Istanbul’s former seat for Ottoman sultans Topkapı Palace has been saved from getting zoned for construction. The decision, made by the Cultural Heritage Conservation High Council, allows the palace to keep its “first-degree” archeological site status following an ongoing debate.
One of the rarest artifacts at the Topkapı Palace, Klaudios Ptolemaios’ ‘Manual of Geography,’ known as the world’s first atlas, has been reproduced and introduced at a press conference
A Turkish hamam used as a bath by five Ottoman Sultans has been uncovered during restorations in Topkapı Palace—the first and most famous of the sultans’ residences and administrative centers in Istanbul.
''The delay in the repair of the National Palace of Culture (NDK) is not fatal - the future of the Palace is stable'', said the Culture Minister Boil Banov acoording to BTV.
''Although the deadline for completion of the repair works by September 20 could not be met'', the minister said, ''everything will be ready before the end of the year''.
The Topkapi Palace is on the verge of collapse due to ongoing archaeological excavations and studies that are bringing Roman and Byzantine finds to light, according to Turkish media. The Turkish media report that slits started appearing in the walls of the Ottoman Palace, which was the Royal residence for the sultans in Constantinople for 400 years.