BEGUM KARDESLER - KUZEY NEWS AGENCY
Istanbul was conquered by Ottoman forces more than 500 years ago. Not including a short period during the First World War, the city has been ruled by Turks since 1453. Although the historic city constitutes one of the main tourism revenues for Turkey today, it cannot be claimed that the history of Istabul's conquest is truly understood by the public.
There are some popular efforts to expand people's information about one of the greatest victories of Islamic history. One Turkish movie was released recently and sparked enormous interest. Another step in this direction is the Panorma 1453 History Museum, which depicts the conquest with every detail.
One may ask: What exactly happened in the first successful attempt to conquer Istanbul and how did Ottoman troops overcome the legendary walls defending the city for decades? Opened in 2009, the museum aims to give answers to these questions.
The museum also plays a critical role in carrying the history to future generations. The location where the museum was built is also meaningful. It is the exact place where Mehmet the Conqueror established his command center. Narrowing the gap between today and the conquest 561 years ago, the museum has a gigantic picture depicting the conquest and is composed of 1,304 pieces. It is the largest picture in the world.
Moreover, the museum is Turkey's first panorama and the world's only museum with a fully panoramic characteristic. Cannons, swords and other artillery used in the battle are also placed around the picturei allowing visitors to feel the experience the conquest personally.
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