Stories from the Hidden Harbor

A human skeleton acquired from the Yenikapı Marmaray excavations, moved the date of Istanbul’s inhabitance 8500 years earlier. Because of Metro and Marmaray projects, artifacts found at excavation areas in Aksaray, Yenikapı, Sirkeci and Üsküdar effected Istanbul’s history greatly. The stories of some of these findings were at the “Stories from the Hidden Harbor: Shipwrecks of Yenikapı” exhibition.

In the exhibition that continued until 25 December 2013 there are many stories about building techniques, origins of the ships, what they were carrying, how they sunk, private belongings of captain or ship owners of the YK1, YK3, YK12, YK35 ships.

(Retrieved from a news report from Cumhuriyet Newspaper)