One of the world’s most remarkable excavations is conducted at Yenikapı, at the harbor built by Emperor Theodosius. During the construction of the famous Marmaray railway and its station in Yenikapı (between 2004 and 2013), 37 shipwrecks were discovered. They were dated from 5th to 11th century AD. These shipwrecks provided information on trade functions of Constantinople as a harbor city, on vessels of the period used for sea transportation and their construction techniques, as well as on everyday life at the city harbor.
The exhibition ‘Stories From the Hidden Harbor: Shipwrecks of Yenikapı’ shows a collection of pottery, floral remains and shipwrecks from Yenikapı excavation site. Additionally, a multimedia presentation on ancient shipbuilding and trade has been prepared for the visitors.
Exhibition Design: PATTU Architechture