History

Chora Architecture Chora Architecture

The early fourteenth century rebuilding of the Chora included the reconstruction... 

Paul Atkins Underwood Paul Atkins Underwood

Date born: 1902 Place Born: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Date died: 1968 Place died: Knoxville,... 

Thomas Whittemore Thomas Whittemore

In 1948, Thomas Whittemore (1871 – 1950) and Paul A. Underwood, from the Byzantine... 

Theodore Metochites and the Chora Theodore Metochites and the Chora

Complexity appears more important than monumentality in the architecture of the... 

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Articles

A place not to miss in Istanbul: Chora Museum A place not to miss in Istanbul: Chora Museum

Many tourists begin to visit Turkey in April, and from then on you can bet that... 

Visions of Byzantium Visions of Byzantium

The exhibition, Vaults of Heaven Visions of Byzantium, presents a series of extraordinary... 

Thomas Whittemore has been chipping away plaster walls off for 14 years. Thomas Whittemore has been chipping away plaster walls off for 14 years.

From Time –  Jan. 27, 1947, Glory be to God, who hath thought me worthy... 

Cerrahpasa a forgotten corner of old Istanbul Cerrahpasa a forgotten corner of old Istanbul

In a city the size of İstanbul it’s hardly surprising that people can live... 

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News

Museum Pass Istanbul Cards are valid for Chora Museum too Museum Pass Istanbul Cards are valid for Chora Museum too

Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister announced last week the introduction of the Museum Pass Istanbul Card for tourists visiting museums of Istanbul. Museum Pass is valid for Chora Museum and Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism -owned museums in İstanbul. The Museum Pass Istanbul Card allows travelers to enter into Republic of Turkey... [Read more of this review]

Kariye Istanbul one of the world’s greatest museums Kariye Istanbul one of the world’s greatest museums

The Kariye Museum in Istanbul, Turkey is listed among the top 30 must-see museums in the world. A recent article includes the Kariye Museum in Istanbul among the top 30 must-see museums in the world. Patricia Schultz, author of the book, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” ranks The Kariye Museum in Istanbul alongside such internationally celebrated... [Read more of this review]

Chora Museum Site Is Opened Chora Museum Site Is Opened

Today, Chora Museum unoffical site is opened. The site is dedicated world finest mosaics and frescoes. The Kariye Camii, with its glorious mosaics and frescoes, holds an important place in the hearts of many lovers of old Istanbul. This is the first website devoted to its mosaics and frescoes. Visitors should visit this site BEFORE entering the chruch... [Read more of this review]

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