Archaeological excavations that were carried out on Yenikapı Excavation area enabled the examination of tens of thousands archaeological artifacts dating back to different periods starting from Ottoman and Byzantine periods until prehistoric ages by bringing them to daylight
In Yenikapı excavations, 37 shipwrecks are considered as the world’s largest medieval shipwreck collection and researchers of Istanbul University has undertake a total of 27 shipwrecks.
The diversity of the artifacts that were found made it possible to evaluate Istanbul’s history which creates its identity by knowing different sides of it. Details about Daily life, technology, religious beliefs, economy and trade belonging to these periods, can be better understood as researches proceed.
Architectural findings discovered during the excavations going on at the west of the Yenikapı excavations area give important data about Istanbul’s history. On the east side of the excavation area, more than 25 wooden pier remnants and two stone dock remnants were found.
A diligent team of academic members, research associates and undergraduate-graduate students of Istanbul University, Department of Conservation of Marine Archaeological Objects, continue intensive scientific research on the shipwrecks.
Reconstruction of The Yenikapi 12 Medieval Ship has been completed