Harbour of Theodosius

]Second biggest harbor built on the coast of Marmara Sea, the Harbor of Theodosius (Portus Theodosiacus) was established by Theodosius I (379-395) in Area XII on the bay which had a big indentation. Existing harbor’s capacity was insufficient, so it became compulsory to build new harbors or enlarge the existing

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Archaeological Findings

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. The diversity of the artifacts that were found made it possible to

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Archaeo-zoology

Hayvan kalıntıları Yenikapı istasyonundaki kazı alanından çıkarılan başlıca arkeolojik buluntu gruplarından birini oluşturur. Bu anlamda Yenikapı kazı alanı muazzam bir hayvanat bahçesini andırmaktadır. Bu muhteşem bahçenin sırları, arkeoloji ve zoolojinin yöntemlerini harmanlayarak geçmişte yaşamış insan ve hayvanlar arasındaki ilişkileri inceleyen arkeozooloji bilimi sayesinde açığa çıkarılmaktadır. Yenikapı kazılarından elde edilen binlerce

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Architectural Findings

Architectural findings discovered during the excavations going on at the west of the Yenikapı excavations area, called 100 parcels located in the 2nd Area and the 3rd Area east of that region put forth important data about Istanbul’s history. Intertwined architectural findings which belong to different periods stretching from 4th

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Marmaray, A 150 Year Old Dream

1860 “Underwater Steel Tunnel”: The idea of joining Anatolia (Asia) and Rumelia (Europe) railways with a tunnel underneath the Bosphorus was first proposed in 1860’s. Bosphorus Tunnel Project prepared by French engineer S. Preault was not possible to carry out with the times technological opportunities. 1902 “Tünel-I Bahri”: The Transition project came

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Discoveries and Excavations

From the day it was rebuilt as the capital of the Roman Empire in 4th century AD, known to be one of the most important cities of the Mediterranean, Istanbul managed to be the capital of three global empires and kept the title of being the most magnificent city in

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