On the second day we went to the Archaeological museums and took far too many photographs.
The Ancient Orient Museum is one of Hilary’s favourite places on this earth. It houses the beautiful brick reliefs from around the Ishtar gate, a small but rather nicely formed Egyptian Section and lots and lots of lions.
The Archaeological museum is undergoing restoration in the cause of modernisation and earthquake protection. So, whilst may beautiful things were on view, the Alexander sarcophagus (and the other two in adjacent rooms) are not. This constitutes an excuse to return to Istanbul in the very near future.
And that was just the morning…