Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Where are the books?!

Stage 02-b

Okay, I did some digging and found out the 50000 or so books that were in the Mahmut I Library have been transferred to Süleymaniye Library and is preserved here under the name of “Hagia Sophia Special Collection.” However, I called the museum and was told a few books still remain at Hagia Sophia--books that were found in a box in one of the clerical offices. As they were not part of the library, they stayed on site. They are deemed to be virtually valueless, and are now stored in the museum supply closet, across from the museum restroom, should you ask to use the facilities and enter the wrong room.

Please click on the books image to enlarge it so I can see the names of the books too.