Ottoman gravestones in exhibition
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
The Ottoman gravestones are on display at the Archaeology Museums. DHA photoThe Ottoman gravestones that were brought back to Turkey after their auction sale in Britain was prevented through the efforts of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism are to be exhibited in Istanbul Archaeology Museums.
Put up for sale by a British auction company called “High Road Auctions,” gravestones of three men and a woman belonging to the Ottoman period were pulled from the auction on the initiative of Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Ömer Çelik and taken back to Turkey on Sept. 19.
The gravestones will be on display at the Istanbul Archaeology Museums Directorate throughout the week.
The Istanbul Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum will take the gravestones, which experts say date back to the 17th and 18th centuries, under protection.