Istanbul Governor Mutlu announced that they reached 508 footprints and new findings during the Marmaray excavation…
Istanbul Governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu said, “The Marmaray - subway works still underway in Istanbul and the archaeological site we have reached around Yenikapı and the studies in this area compared us with 508 footprints. We have had the opportunity to see and paint historical footprints in person ”.
Symposium on “Protection of Cultural Heritage in Risk Situations: Opportunities and Threats” held in cooperation with Yıldız Technical University (YTÜ), International Monuments Sites Council Risk Preparation Committee (ICOMOS-ICORP) and Istanbul Governorship Special Provincial Administration Istanbul Project Coordination Unit (IPKB) in Istanbul started.
Speaking at the opening of the symposium held at YTÜ Davutpaşa Campus Congress Center, Mutlu stated that Istanbul is a city of history and culture. Expressing that they are talking about the footprints going 3 thousand years ago in this city, which we said to have a history of about 8 thousand years ago, Governor Mutlu said:
The archaeological site we have reached around Yenikapı on the occasion of Marmaray - subway works still underway in Istanbul and the studies carried out in this area have compared us with 508 footprints. We had the opportunity to see and paint historical footprints in person. Today, we are at the point where we can see the footprints of children, women and men living in that region 8 thousand years ago in Yenikapı. We are in such an important historical heritage and we have a strong heritage. There is not only 8 thousand years of footprints in this heritage, I wanted to say it because it is so new. ”
Expressing that he lives in a city with 38 registered natural and cultural assets, Governor Mutlu emphasized that 292 of them are in the hands of civilian citizens and 14 of them in public.
The symposium, which will host 36 participants from 75 countries, will continue until November 17. In the symposium, which was attended by Rohit Jigyasu (ICOMOS ICORP President) and World Bank Urban Cultural Heritage Coordinator Anthony Gad Bigio, the topic of "Istanbul Seismic Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness Project (ISMEP), Risk Mitigation in Cultural Asset Structures" was discussed.
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