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İstanbul Mosaic Museum

The Great Palace mosaics, reflecting a matchless master ship, are dated by specialists to 450-550 AD. The white background of the mosaics resembles fish scales. The scenes depicted on the mosaics are from daily life and nature, rather than being religious. The scenes of a griffin eating a lizard, a fight between an elephant and a lion, a mare nursing her filly, children herding geese, a man milking a goat, a child feeding a donkey, a girl with a jug, bears eating apples and a fight between a hunter and a tiger are among the most spectacular examples displayed in the museum.

İstanbul Mosaic Museum was built on the northern section of the peristyle courtyard of the Great Palace of the Byzantine Empire, where mosaics used to decorate the pavement had been discovered partially in good condition.

    Summer Opening Time
    Summer Closing Time
    Winter Opening Time
    Winter Closing Time
    Closing Day
    09:00 19:00 09:00 17:00 Monday
    Ticket booths are closing 30 minutes or an hour before the museum closing time.
    Address : Sultanahmet, Eminönü
    Web Site : www.ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr
    E-mail : mozaik@muze.gov.tr - ayasofyamuzesi@kulturturizm.gov.tr
    Phone : (212) 518 12 05 
    Fax : (212) 512 54 74 

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