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Meanwhile in the mountains: Sagalassos

Yapı Kredi Cultural Activities, Arts and Publishing Inc. is hosting the exhibition “Meanwhile in the Mountains: Sagalassos”.

Occupying three floors at Yapı Kredi Cultural Centre in Beyoğlu, the exhibition introduces visitors to the ancient city of Sagalassos, founded on the southern slopes of the Taurus mountain range, and the history of the region of Pisidia.

The most comprehensive archaeological project carried out in recent years. “Meanwhile in the Mountains: Sagalassos” is the result of a collaboration between the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Directorate General for Cultural Heritage & Museums and KU Leuven University, Belgium, and their support to the Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project.

Displaying 368 objects from Burdur Archaeology Museum, the exhibition is open to visitors at Yapı Kredi Cultural Centre from 27 November 2019 to 28 May 2020. One of the best-preserved ancient cities of the Mediterranean, Sagalassos is included in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Sagalassos is an archeologic site, located in an area with roots of more than 7000 years old. One of its most famous “visitors” has been Alexander the Great.

Once again, the interdisciplinary team of KUL breathed life into the wonders and trivialities of ancient life in the Taurus mountains. Archaeology does not only feature monumental buildings and imperial statues, though these aspects are certainly not absent in the exhibition. As you have come to expect from KUL, the little things in past lives and the day-to-day are elaborated upon in great detail too. 368 objects lead visitors by the hand along the natural and human history of Sagalassos and the surrounding region.

Unfortunately, within the scope of the measures taken regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the exhibition “Meanwhile in the Mountains: Sagalassos” is currently closed to visitors until further notice. As an alternative, an overview on Sagalassos and its glorious exhibition can be found on YouTube, including a drone-flight over the ancient site.

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