Text by R. R. R. Smith
Photographs by Ahmet Ertug

The Istanbul Archaeological Museum is home to some of the world's most important collections of archaeological artifacts. The text of this splendid book, whose subject is the museum's rich collections of Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine sculpture, was prepared by Dr. R. R. R. Smith, a professor of archaeology at Oxford University. All the works were photographed by Ahmet Ertug, whose images of such masterpieces as the Alexander, Sidamara, and Lycian sarcophagi are presented as stunning panoramic views.

365 pages, 187 plates, 34 by 41 cms. Hardbound covered with Japanese cloth, presented in a special case.

This site contains selections of the work by world renowned photographer Ahmet Ertug, whose camera takes the viewer through a fantastic world of aesthetics:Great architectural monuments like Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the 13th century mosaics of Chora and the 6-13th century frescoes of Cappadocia, the sublime buildings of Sinan, 16th century Iznik tiles, Ottoman sultans' silk kaftans, the Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great, and Buddha statues from Musée Guimet are all photographed with great passion.

Copyright Ahmet Ertug 2008