Historic safe put under protection in Turkey's İzmir
İZMİR – Anadolu AgencyA steel safe which was found during the restoration of the historic Osmanağa Mansion in the Aegean province of İzmir’s Çeşme district has been put under protection.
According to information provided by the İzmir Directorate of Surveying and Monuments, restoration work continues in the Osmanağa Mansion, which contains 19th century Ottoman-era artifacts.
The safe was found in a hole between the walls of the mansion, which is a called a “palace structure,” and is undergoing conservation work. The safe will be displayed in the mansion after it is turned into a museum.
The safe, which was removed from a very difficult location in the house, has special seals and is made of iron and steel.
In the past, similar safes existed in the houses of families who dealt in trade, but there are not many examples of such safes.
The mansion building, which had been abandoned for many years, is set to open next year.