Piri Reis sails at ANKAmall
The exhibition will last 10 days.Ankara’s ANKAmall is offering the general public a chance to view the coveted Piri Reis’ maps and related artifacts as part of an exhibition it is hosting with thanks to funding from the Tourism and Culture Ministry.
The exhibition was organized in preparation of the 500th anniversary of the map’s creation as celebrated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Piri Reis is primarily known today for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book that contains detailed information on navigation, as well as charts acvcurate for their time describing the important ports and cities of the Mediterranean Sea.
The exhibition will run through Jan 19.