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Çiragan Palace

Çiragan Palace

Istanbul, Turkey

Çiragan Palace's name is derived from the Persian word for torch (cherag).  It is so named because of the torches used to light the lavish parties thrown by the Ottomans in the late nineteenth century.  The palace was built by Sultan Abdulaziz between 1863 and 1867, though the decorating was not completed until 1872.  It marked the end of the contemporary Ottoman tradition of each s...

The Numismatic Museum

The Numismatic Museum

Athens, Greece

This museum was home to famed archaeologist Schliemann whose excavation of Troy made him a well known figure around the world. On display are over 50,000 Greek coins made of bronze, silver and gold. These are intricate pieces of art and worth looking at.   Timings: Daily [except Monday] 8 A.M- 2:30 P.M. Address: 12 Panepistimiou Admission: 3 EUR Tel: 210-364-3774   ...

Kim Sacks Gallery

Kim Sacks Gallery

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Kim Sacks Gallery is a great little gallery set up inside an old picturesque home and has a superb collection of African art such as wood sculptures and ceramic art pieces. The best part is that they are for sale, albeit at a high price!   Address: 153 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood Telephone: +27 (0)11 447 5804 Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1700, Sat 1000-1500  ...

Theatre of Dionysos

Theatre of Dionysos

Athens, Greece

This theatre was built in the fifth century BCE and to accommodate the dramatists of the time. Famous plays such as Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles were performed here, among others by Greece’s most famous poets (including Aeschylus, Aristophanes and Euripides). The audience was seated on two types of seats depending on their rank, with the more privileged citizenry sitting in sections made of Pe...