Museum décor turns into wish tree
ŞANLIURFA – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoA dry tree branch, which was placed in the newly opened Şanlıurfa Archaeology Museum for decorative purposes, has been turned into a wish tree by local visitors.
Foreign tourists were surprised to see things like toilet paper and scraps of cloth had been hung on the tree.
The museum, which was opened on May 24, is Turkey’s largest museum with its 34,000-square-meter closed area and has been visited by 80,000 people since opening.
The museum is home to 10,000 artifacts from the Roman and Neolithic ages, as well as the decorative tree with its dry branches. Local visitors, who have hung various things on the tree, make wishes and take photos with it, while foreign visitors have criticized them, saying the tree is meaningless.