Topkapı Palace items on show in Saudi exhibition

Topkapı Palace items on show in Saudi exhibition

MADINAH, Saudi Arabia
Topkapı Palace items on show in Saudi exhibition

A photo exhibition opened in Madinah on Aug. 2 with the help of one of Istanbul’s main tourist attractions, the historic Topkapı Palace.

“Unseen Stages of Mecca and Medinah in Topkapı Palace” is organized in cooperation with Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace Museum and the King Abdulaziz Research and Archive Center in Saudi Arabia.    
   
Most of the work is on display for the first time in the exhibition organized by Mustafa Aksay and Ömer Faruk Aksoy.

Aksoy said a model of the Masjid al-Nabawi, or the prophet’s mosque, paintings from various periods, 

miniatures, engravings and works describing the phases of Medinah and Mecca in the past are included in the exhibition.        

The exhibit will remain open for three months.