The oldest mosaic lamp in Istanbul and a short history of Istanbul

The oldest mosaic lamp….

The Bosphorus Strait is divided into two parts, one of which is Asia and one of Europe.
The famous history and its continuous economic activity stem from the situation between the two civilizations: from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea and from Europe to Asia.


Up to 330 Byzantium, then 1453 Constantinopolis was named. Still, Istanbul was named on March 28, 1930.
Istanbul was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire. On 29 October 1923 the Republic was founded and the capital moved to Ankara.
The vast majority of the population belongs to the acceptance of Muslims, to the minority Christians and Jews. From a religious point of view, the head of the Orthodox Church is also a seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
In 1985, it was declared a World Heritage. Mostly in religious places authentic mosaic candle holders, mosaic oil racks, mosaic hanging lamps were used.


Let’s look at the historical periods a little more: