The Lost Harbour of Constantinople

One of the largest urban excavations in history exposes a massive Byzantine port. This is the site where a new east-west rail line will emerge from below ground connecting with the city's subways light rail system and the busses. But, nearly 1,700 years ago another transportation hub was built here the first port of Constantinople... Continue Reading →

Istanbul Street Music

Istanbul has  lively street music performances similar to other metropolitan cities in the world. While you are walking on the pedestrian street called Istiklal Caddesi or Beyoglu, you can hear the rhythms and sounds of Anatolia.  If you click the link below, you can listen to a song played with Kemence by a man from... Continue Reading →

From Delphi to Constantinople

Last week, I joined an archaeological trip to Greece, and I was so excited to see the base of the Serpent Column at the temple of Apollo at Delphi, which is now at the Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Meydanı) of Istanbul. A view of the temple of Apollo from the theatre of Delphi Heredotus  describes a golden tripod balanced on a three-headed... Continue Reading →

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