Istanbul Archaeology Museums Tiled Kiosk Fountain
Built in 1590 during the reign of Sultan Murad III (1574-1593), this fountain is ornately decorated with popular motifs of the time and region, including the peacock, tulips, carnations, and flowering plum branches. The Tiled Kiosk was commissioned by Sultan Mehmed II in 1472 and is one of the oldest buildings in Istanbul. It features Ottoman civil architecture, and was a part of the Topkapı Palace outer gardens. It was used as the Imperial Museum between 1875 and 1891 before the collection moved to the newly constructed main building. It was opened to public in 1953 as a museum of Turkish and Islamic art, and was later incorporated into the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. The Istanbul Archaeology Museums, housed in three buildings in what was originally the gardens of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, holds over 1 million artifacts relating to Islamic art, historical archeology of the Middle East and Europe (as well as Turkey), and a building devoted to the ancient orient.
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