Istanbul .. Panorama Museum 1453 simulates the conquest of Constantinople
Panorama 1453”, a museum in the Topkapi district of Istanbul that simulates the story of the conquest of Constantinople (the name of the city in the era of the Roman Empire) during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror.
The museum is characterized by a three-dimensional panoramic display, representing the largest panoramic drawings in the world, as it depicts the opening of the city on a platform of 3,000 square meters.
The three-dimensional panoramic drawing that the "Panorama 1453" Museum displays to visitors, took 3 years to complete, and is classified as the "Heart of Istanbul".
The drawing takes its visitors on a journey through time, through the voices of soldiers in the army of Sultan Mehmed II (the Conqueror) shouting "Allahu Akbar", accompanied by the music of the Ottoman Army Ensemble.
While wandering around the museum, visitors feel as if they are facing the real battle on its land, under its skies, and in its time.
The museum allows the visitor to keep pace with the events of the battle of conquest in detail, through elaborate drawings that embody the fight of the army of Muhammad al-Fateh against the army of Byzantium.
To complete the scene, the museum is keen, in addition to the creative panoramic graphics, to enrich the experience visually through the unique light effects used in it.
The Istanbul municipality opened the museum on January 31, 2009, during the era of the then Turkish Prime Minister (current president) Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The museum was set up to commemorate the battle of "Conquest of Constantinople", and the cost of its establishment was $15 million.
In "Panorama 1453", the engineers poured the latest technological methods in designing moving images fraught with different effects, so that the visitor suddenly finds himself in an unprecedented three-dimensional outer space.
The panoramic drawing displayed by the museum includes about 10,000 figures, and includes depictions of the sky and scenes from the conquest of Constantinople.
Here, Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror appears with his army leaders in Topkapi, facing the enemy, and there the drawing depicts the Ottoman military teams with their cannons around the walls of the old city.
And between this and that, the drawings show the details of the soldiers' faces, as if they were actually in front of the visitor.
During the visit, special binoculars must be used, in order to enjoy the panoramic three-dimensional vision with its maximum aesthetics, and the precise details created by the painters and technicians.