Educational program “Bees” in the garden of Mohammed Ali’s Museum

The educational game “Bees” is addressed to school groups and students of all ages, and it is taking place every spring and autumn in the Mohammed Ali Pasha Museum’s garden. With a guidance of a map, the children follow the bee’s route through the garden to its hive. They play and discuss, acquiring knowledge about bees and nature, as well as the adoption of a sustainable environmental attitude.

Explore the history and the events of MOHA Research Center

“Separation” Exhibition of Cappadocian costumes at the Mohammed Ali’s Museum

A century after the Great Exodus of 1924, the painful separation came to mind again in the exhibition at the Mohammed Ali’s Museum. The collection of the Nazianzos Center for Cappadocian Studies, with original costumes of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, presented the various world of the East. The exhibition led to a journey to the Ottoman Cappadocia just before the exchange of populations.

“Romeyka” A fieldwork-based exhibition on the past & present of Romeyka in Turkey

The exhibition, curated by Prof. Ioanna Sitaridou, strived to inform about the history of Romeyka, a Greek language still spoken in Turkey, and enhanced public awareness around the endangered status of Romeyka in contemporary Turkey and its closest cognate, namely, Pontic Greek in Greece.

Event “Royal Cells: Architecture and Life in the Hive” at the Imaret

Following the transformation of the gardens of Imaret and Mohammed Ali’s Museum into urban shelters for bees, MOHA aims to attract more public gardens, institutions and individuals to adopt creative proposals. Professors from the Polytechnic School of the Democritus University of Thrace presented an innovative natural construction habitat for pollinators bees, while beekeepers and journalists discussed the organization of the hive and the unknown yet wonderful world of the bee.

The Spice Trade Route

One of the oldest trades is the spice trade which played an important political, historical and cultural role over the centuries. It all started with the great explorations in the East. Merchants, sailors, explorers and travellers brought exotic spices to the West via the old caravan routes, from the Far East and Asia to Europe. The distance that separated the old continent from their countries of origin made the spices particularly valuable, so much so that the value of some of them approached that of gold.