Museums

In the 14th Century, the Turks captured Kadifekale and built a mosque there. Evliya Çelebi claims – based on an inscription that has not survived...

Carved out of bedrock by the Byzantines, the Kadifekale cistern had a capacity of 2,650 m3. Many estimate that it was able to serve the...

The basilica also featured a grand bazaar that emerged in Late Antiquity. The Romans are believed to have built seventy-two (72) small spaces/shops beneath the...

Smyrna’s Agora literally witnessed the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. The basilica within contains the world’s richest collection of Ancient Greek graffiti to...

In antiquity, basilicas were used as judicial and commercial centres. The Roman poet Martialis once recorded that lawyers would bring an entourage of common folk...

All of the waterways – carrying water from various sources outside Smyrna/İzmir – were built at different points in different periods to meet locals’ water...

The porticos surrounding the agora’s courtyard are semi-open structures and monuments at the same time that shelter people during stormy weathers and shade them when...

Smyrna Agora served as a Muslim cemetery between the 16th and early 20th Centuries. Moreover, by the 17th Century, its eastern wing came to doubly...

Some of the tombstones at Smyrna Agora date back to when part of it was a cemetery, while others were transplanted there from other parts...

Since antiquity, people have believed that the leaves of the hedgehog tree represent the cycle of life and death whenever they change colour from green...

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