'Anatolian Civilizations' comes to China

Ottoman and Anatolian history and culture is being displayed in China.

'Anatolian Civilizations' comes to China

World Bulletin / News Desk

"Anatolian Civilizations" is attracting people's attention in China as it is the first ever exhibition regarding Turkish culture in the country.

On the sidelines of the events marking the "Year of Turkish Culture in China", the exhibition titled "Anatolian Civilization; from Neolithic Age to the Ottoman Empire" gives an opportunity for people miles away to meet Turkish culture and art.

The exhibition hosts 122 selected pieces of history from Istanbul Archeological Museum, Topkapi Palace Museum, Turkish and Islamic Art Museum. It even includes the first traces of human beings that emerged in Anatolia Paleolithic period to the end of the Ottoman Empire.

Faruk Sahin, Deputy Undersecretary of Turkish Ministry of Culture, said within the context of Turkish culture year in China, the country hosted many events through the year of 2013, speaking to AA correspondent.

Reminding last year was "China Year" in Turkey, Sahin said relations between Turkey and China were consolidated through those events.

Unique pieces from Ottoman Empire

The most attractive piece of the exhibition is the robe of Sultan Osman II, Topkapi Palace Museum Deputy Director Ayse Erdogdu said, "The robe is being exhibited abroad for the first time."

Commenting on the event, a Chinese visitor, Yao Canvey, appreciated the exhibition, saying, "I was not expecting this much variety."

"The exhibition gave me a chance to see those unique pieces of history here in China. I really enjoyed it," Yao concluded.

"Anatolian Civilizations" will remain open to public visits in Shanghai Museum till February 20, 2014.

Last Mod: 19 Kasım 2013, 17:04
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