Two Faces of Istanbul

Hagia Sophia / Photo: Ledio Karaj, 2020

Today, Istanbul blends tradition and modernity, it is an ancient city with an unparalleled cultural heritage. But beyond his rich history, how protected is the city’s cultural heritage and what does it offer for the future?

The Speaking Snake Glycon, Ancient Oracles, and Voices of Dissent

Constanța, Museum of National History and Archaeology, Marble Statue of Glycon (2nd century CE). (© CristianChirita / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0)

The oracle of the speaking snake Glycon flourished in ancient Asia Minor. Although it enjoyed lasting popularity, dissident voices arose.