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Samsun Collection

Samsun, a city rich in history and culture, holds countless treasures from different eras

Background imageSamsun Collection: Blacksea

Blacksea
Mehmet Hakan Özsaraç

Background imageSamsun Collection: Fragment of a Plate, 16th-17th century. Creator: Unknown

Fragment of a Plate, 16th-17th century. Creator: Unknown
Fragment of a Plate, 16th-17th century

Background imageSamsun Collection: Factory hands at work in an Anatolian tobacco works (b / w photo)

Factory hands at work in an Anatolian tobacco works (b / w photo)
6008238 Factory hands at work in an Anatolian tobacco works (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Factory hands at work in an Anatolian tobacco works)

Background imageSamsun Collection: Armenian Quarter, Samsun, Turkey

Armenian Quarter, Samsun, Turkey Date: 1911

Background imageSamsun Collection: The De-Lousing Establishment at Samsun, Turkey

The De-Lousing Establishment at Samsun, Turkey
The De-Lousing Establishment/Station/Building at Samsun, Turkey Date: 1923

Background imageSamsun Collection: Panoramic view of Samsun, Turkey (1 / 2)

Panoramic view of Samsun, Turkey (1 / 2)
Panoramic view of Samsun, Turkey, on the coast of the Black Sea. Capital of Samsun Province and important Port. Former Greek colony (BC). Captured by Seljuks in 1200

Background imageSamsun Collection: Laz men from Samsun

Laz men from Samsun
Predictably the Black Sea man, or the " Laz" as he is called with a mixture of affection and sneer, has become a stock figure of the Turkish social typology. This gang is from Samsun

Background imageSamsun Collection: Roman Earrings from Samsun in Asia Minor, 3rd Century

Roman Earrings from Samsun in Asia Minor, 3rd Century. At British Museum

Background imageSamsun Collection: Samsun, Turkey - Imperial Ottoman Bank Building

Samsun, Turkey - Imperial Ottoman Bank Building. Capital of Samsun Province and important Port. Former Greek colony (BC). Captured by Seljuks in 1200

Background imageSamsun Collection: Samsun, Turkey - Landing Flour at the quay

Samsun, Turkey - Landing Flour at the quay. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSamsun Collection: Samsun, Turkey

Samsun, Turkey - panoramic view. Date: 1898

Background imageSamsun Collection: Panoramic view of Samsun, Turkey (2 / 2)

Panoramic view of Samsun, Turkey (2 / 2)
Panoramic view of Samsun, Turkey, on the coast of the Black Sea. Capital of Samsun Province and important Port. Former Greek colony (BC). Captured by Seljuks in 1200

Background imageSamsun Collection: Turkey - Samsun - The Municipality Building

Turkey - Samsun - The Municipality Building Date: 1909

Background imageSamsun Collection: Armenian Church and School in Bafra - Turkey

Armenian Church and School in Bafra - Turkey
The Armenian Church and School in Bafra - Turkey. Bafra is a district of Samsun Province, economy based on agriculture, fishing, animal-raising and reed weaving

Background imageSamsun Collection: Samsun - Arrival of Metropolitan Archbishop

Samsun - Arrival of Metropolitan Archbishop
Welcoming the Metropolitan Archbishop Monseigneur Amassias Germanos by the Orthodox Community upon his arrival at Samsun, Turkey, on the coast of the Black Sea

Background imageSamsun Collection: Samsun - Camel train leaves for Baghdad

Samsun - Camel train leaves for Baghdad
Camel train leaving for Baghdad from Samsun, Turkey, on the coast of the Black Sea. Capital of Samsun Province and important Port. Former Greek colony (BC). Captured by Seljuks in 1200

Background imageSamsun Collection: Samsun - Laz gang

Samsun - Laz gang
Predictably the Black Sea man, or the " Laz" as he is called with a mixture of affection and sneer, has become a stock figure of the Turkish social typology

Background imageSamsun Collection: Samsun - Camels transporting tobacco

Samsun - Camels transporting tobacco
Camel train transporting tobacco from Bafra to Samsun, Turkey, on the coast of the Black Sea. Capital of Samsun Province and important Port. Former Greek colony (BC). Captured by Seljuks in 1200


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Samsun, a city rich in history and culture, holds countless treasures from different eras. A glimpse into its past reveals fragments of a plate dating back to the 16th-17th century, crafted by an unknown creator. As we delve further, we witness factory hands diligently working in an Anatolian tobacco works through a captivating black and white photograph. Located on the mesmerizing Black Sea coast, Samsun boasts diverse influences that have shaped its identity over time. The Armenian Quarter stands as a testament to the city's multicultural heritage, showcasing the harmonious coexistence of different communities. Intriguingly, Samsun was once home to "The De-Lousing Establishment, " shedding light on historical practices aimed at maintaining hygiene and well-being within the community. This unique aspect adds another layer to our understanding of this remarkable place. Delving deeper into ancient times, Roman earrings discovered in Samsun from the 3rd century unveil stories of opulence and adornment during that era. These artifacts provide us with glimpses into lives lived centuries ago. Moving forward in time brings us face-to-face with architectural marvels such as the Imperial Ottoman Bank Building - an emblematic structure representing economic power during its heyday. Meanwhile, landing flour at the quay showcases Samsun's bustling trade activities throughout history. As we explore further aerial views reveal panoramic vistas of this enchanting city nestled between sea and land – truly capturing its beauty from every angle. Today, modern-day Samsun continues to thrive as it embraces both tradition and progress simultaneously. Its vibrant streets are filled with locals going about their daily lives while welcoming visitors eager to experience all that this Turkish gem has to offer. From ancient relics to contemporary charm – a destination where history comes alive amidst breathtaking landscapes along Turkey's stunning coastline.