During the archaeological excavations carried out within the scope of Marmaray and metro projects, 36 of the 35 sunken ships in Yenikapı were moved from the land. The world's largest shipwreck museum will be established in Istanbul, thanks to the shipwrecks estimated to be from the Byzantine period. Head of Istanbul University (IU) Faculty of Literature Underwater Cultural Remains Department and Head of IU Yenikapi Shipwrecks Project Assoc. Dr. Ufuk Kocabaş made statements on the subject.
During the archaeological excavations carried out in Sirkeci within the scope of the Marmaray subway construction project, traces of the 2-year-old glass art that reached our day from Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire were found. Remains obtained in the ongoing excavations also revealed the point reached by glass art in the Ottoman period.
Archaeological excavations, which started 8 years ago under the Directorate of Istanbul Archeology Museums, have come to an end, following the archaeological findings in Yenikapı within the scope of the Marmaray metro project. The boats, daily items, maritime materials, footprints and findings related to faith unearthed during the excavations that carry the history of Istanbul to 8 years ago will be presented to the visitors in the museum to be built in Yenikapı.
Zeynep Kızıltan, the director of the Istanbul archeology museum and the head of the Yenikapı excavation site, stated that the archaeological excavations that started 8 years ago at the Directorate of Istanbul Archeology Museums in Yenikapı within the scope of the Marmaray metro project are coming to an end.