The Archealogical Museums in Istanbul consist of three separate buildings located in the park of Topkapi. The collections are more that I could assimilate in several days of visiting. Trying to squeeze them in between breakfast and a Turkish Bath is mind-boggling.
Those of you who like details and history may do better to “Google” these museums and get the facts. As usual, I am a big picture sort of gal and have carried away impressions and the images of faces and heads dating from 2500 B.C.+/- to more recent ancient times. I was captiviated by the artistry that spans the ages.
Such appreciation of beauty and ability to reproduce is humbling. I don’t aspire to the talent of those artists who worked 4000 years ago with the barest minimum of tools. But, I can recognize greatness.
And even walking through the beautiful statuary I learned. Who knew that Alexander the Great was just a boy?
After three buildings, with our heads swimming and our feet beginning to talk to us, we opted for lunch.
Next time…more time.
*I tend to leave all of my photos on my memory card and have to delete old photos as I go along. I felt the same way about my brain after a couple of days of historical sites…my brain’s memory card was full and I needed to delete some things in order to assimilate more.